...On Book Series Collectors

Joseph Cilluffo joseph.cilluffo at verizon.net
Thu Jul 17 10:04:33 EDT 2003

At 09:06 PM 07/16/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Modlib,
>I came across a book called 'Collectible Books' (ed.
>Jean Peters, 1979) with a chapter on collecting 'Books
>in Series' by a burr of a chap named William Todd.
>To quote Mr. Todd in his chapter:
>"Of all the areas in the great realm of book production
>there is none, perhaps, that at first glance is less
>appealing than collections of series.  Unlike most other
>collecting pursuits, where the collector can exercise
>some discretion - where indeed...one may move freely,
>uninhibited by any constraints - books in series impose
>their own order or rationale, compelling the collector
>to complete obeisance."
>I guess we are all obedient slaves to the series!

That's true in a number of different hobbies. Stamp and coin collecting in 
particular, where most collecting is probably done in "series."

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