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The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens, Volume 1: Glossopedia (Fourth Edition)

The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens, Volume 1: Glossopedia (Fourth Edition)

by Don Fluckinger, Richard Binder

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This Glossopedia is a compact glossary/mini-encyclopedia of words, phrases, and names, with nearly 1,500 entries comprising (with subentries) more than 1,625 individual terms, more than 950 illustrations, more than 190 patent citations linked to their respective patent documents at various archives, and extensive cross-references. Its specific focus, like my own, is fountain pens; but I am sufficiently distractible that some entries relating to ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, etc., have inevitably crept in.

In addition to defining jargon words and phrases, the Glossopedia also includes historical and usage notes. There are also brief histories of many pen companies and capsule biographies of some of the people who made important contributions to the advancement of fountain pen technology.

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BN ID: 2940015571080
Publisher: Richard Binder
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 356,165
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Richard Binder is a well known authority on the repair, restoration, and history of fountain pens. His interest in the pens themselves, in the technology that has gone into them over the years, and in the people whose names were engraved on their pens and whose stories he researches, has led him to write an increasing number of books and a website. He is noted for thorough coverage of his topic and an accessible, easy-to-read style.

An amateur historian of World War II, Binder has published a book titled “366 Days of World War II” about the war, and he serves as a living historian/combat photographer during the annual “Battle for the Airfield” re-enactment at the nonprofit Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts.

When not indulging in his hobbies or writing about them, Binder shares a passion for cooking with his wife Barbara. The couple live in an 1846 New England house that they share with their two Abyssinian cats.

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