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Book Reference : 0415926483

Encyclopedia of Ephemera A Guide to the Fragmentary Documents of Everyday Life for the Collector, Curator and Historian 

by Maurice Rickards (Author), Michael Twyman (Editor) 


..."this work presents an accessible overview of information on ephemera and guides readers to additional sources for more information. Readable entries, black-and-white illustrations, color plates, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index make this a solid reference work."-"Choice ..."useful information for those in need of a historical context for a printed document. Recommended for academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/RBB, March 2001 "An outstanding source....This is truly a source to be consulted by collectors or anyone looking for a glimpse of the past."-American Libraries, May 2001 "This unique title is recommended for most public and academic reference collections: tracking down information on this sort of trivia can be very challenging, and Rickard's book could be a welcome ace-in-the-hole sort of resource."-Library Journal ..."opens the door to this world of fugitive miscellany, its substantial entries exposing and explicating the details of life in the past in a fascinating way."-Copley News Service 


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