Discover the secrets of book collecting, identifying first editions, and understanding book values. Our booksellers have a great selection of books that can help.

Official Price Guide to Collecting Books

Marie Tedford and Pat Goudey

Official Price Guide to Collecting Books

Whether you’ve found a century-old cookbook in your attic, are curious about your favorite contemporary author, or want to appraise a classic from your childhood, This book offers all the professional advice and information you need to determine the right values and the proper care for your books.

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The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers

Margot Rosenberg & Bern Marcowitz

The Care & Feeding of Books Old & New

Here at last is a short, simple, inexpensive guide to the tricks of the trade regarding how to take care of your beloved books. Written by a pair of booksellers, this little gem emphasises household products and simple methods.

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ABC for Book Collectors

John Carter

ABC for Book Collectors

Here, in over 450 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, are definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with salutary comment on such subjects as auctions, condition, fascimilies and fakes, "points", rarity, etc.

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Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books

Ian C. Ellis

Book Finds

This insider's guide to the world of the used and rare book market shows how to find the best deals. With tricks of the trade and a revised index of over 1,000 "most collectable" books and authors, anyone can learn to find hidden treasures on the bookshelves.

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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books

Nicholas A. Basbanes

A Gentle Madness

The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. A Gentle Madness, finalist for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle award, is an adventure among the afflicted.

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Paperback Prices (And Checklist)

Graham Holroyd

Paperback Prices

Did you know that many of top authors were first published in paperback? True first editions in paperback form are one of the most overlooked areas in book collecting. Paperback Prices will help you separate the used bookshop chaff from the hidden gems worth hundreds of pounds.

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A Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions

Bill McBride

A Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions

Whether you're a collector or bookseller, one of the first questions you'll need to be able to answer is, "Is it a first edition?" And you can find the answers in the sixth edition of A Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions. It lists over 3700 publishers from 1850 to the present and the manner in which they have identified the first printings of their books.

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Appraisals: A Guide for Bookmen

Marvin Mondlin

Appraisals: A Guide for Bookmen

This guidebook is the outcome of a half-century's trading in and reflecting on books by Marvin Mondlin, an active antiquarian bookdealer who is executive vice-president of Strand Book Store in New York.

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