Item description for Collectible Fountain Pens (Collectibles) by Juan Manuel Clark...
A fact-filled collector's guide to the fountain pen, with over five hundred color photographs: part of Flammarion's Collectibles series. Collectible Fountain Pens brings you a comprehensive selection of fine fountain pens past and present, some commonly found but nonetheless well worth collecting, others as elaborate and intricate as jewels, that have become highly sought after by collectors the world over. The book explores the development of the fountain pen as both writing implement and decorative item in over five hundred life-sized color photographs, featuring both historic models from the nineteenth century to classics of design from the present day. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief yet informative text giving the key features of every pen, and the volume is completed by a buyer's guide and list of museums. This attractively designed book is the perfect gift for all those who understand the pleasure of signing their name with a flourish in real ink.
* Over 500 items reproduced life-sized in color in each title * Features both rare and frequently found models * Includes bibliographies and useful addresses to find out more
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2002
ISBN 2080107194 ISBN13 9782080107190
Reviews - What do customers think about Collectible Fountain Pens (Collectibles)?
If you have one, you will want them all, and there are many here Nov 1, 2007
I started to collecting years ago. This book shows what you might find. Keep looking.
Amoung the best! Jan 11, 2007
If you own three books on pens, this should be one of them.
excellent overview Nov 3, 2006
This booklet gives a nice overview of different types of fountain pens through the years. Though not complete, I use it often for my collection of pens.
Smallest Coffee Table Book Nov 23, 2005
Weighing in at 1.3 lbs and measuring a mere 5.5 inches square, 1.25 inches thick I must say this book looks great on the coffee table (even in soft cover the pages are high quality gloss) and tempts every guest or onlooker.
Don't let size fool you, this beautiful book is packed with information, great pictures, succinct yet informative descriptions with an excellent introduction, covering history, pen design and ink.
Specific topics covered are Vintage, Modern, Precious, Thematic and Unusual. If you're a collector, reseller or only an interested party this little book offers a complete and concise examination of the fountain pen world.
Especially noteworthy are many models with multiple pictures of different colors and materials used. You may not find every pen your looking for when using this book as a reference tool but you can't go wrong by adding it to a collection of other fountain pen books. The difference? This one belongs off the bookshelf and on display!
Excellent color photos and inexpensive too Jun 19, 2004
Books about fountain pens seem to fall into two catagories useful but outrageously expensive ($70 - 150+) and small, fluff books that are reasonably priced (less than $50). Happily, this is neither. This book is reasonably priced and contains 365 (small) pages of clear, large, in focus, color photos showing familiar and unfamiliar fountain pens from all periods of their production (with emphasis on the 20th century). The captions are shorter than I would have liked, but contain valuable information about each pen. While this book isn't a starter ID book for pen collectors, it is a useful addition to any pen collectors book shelf. Two thumbs up.