Many librarians will come across esoteric kinds of materials in their careers. ``Aimed at those who need to know how to progress from scratch with a collection, but not necessarily to take it into the realm of complete specialization,'' this book provides introductory-level material on how to manage specialized collections such as manuscripts, out-of-print books, newspapers, serials, maps, and more. Chapters contain information on how to buy, catalog and classify, and store and preserve materials. Also included is helpful information on how to control the use of fragile and oftentimes irreplaceable material. Bibliographies for further reading are at the end of many of the chapters. Library students will find this guide useful even though it is written from a British perspective. However, for more in-depth information on specialized collection management, librarians would be better served by consulting one of Neal-Schuman's ``How-To-Do-It'' series or the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Clip Notes.-- Anne Liebst, Baker Univ. Lib., Baldwin City, Kan.