Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World

by Goldstone, Lawrence, and Goldstone, Nancy

iconicon Years ago, the Goldstones fled high-paying jobs in Manhattan to live and write in the Berkshires. Enough of an overachieving spark remained to ignite a contest when the search for inexpensive birthday gifts began. While Lawrence settled for a bath brush, Nancy tracked down a ten-dollar copy of War and Peace, and the couple's love affair with book collecting was born. What started as a last resort on the quest for a cheap gift soon became an addiction. The Goldstones found themselves visiting every rare-book store between Boston and Manhattan, spending ever increasing amounts of money on first editions, leather-bound classics, and out-of-print volumes. Along the way, they gained an education in books - and in people - that we can all savor.


Modern Book Collecting

by Wilson, Robert Anton

iconicon From what to collect and whom to buy from to how to care for a collection, this classic introduction may be the most valuable book any collector can own. "Highly recommended". -- Library Journal


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

by Ellis, Ian C.

iconicon In this valuable guide for book collectors, Ellis includes listings for more than 1000 of the most collectible books and authors.


ABC for book-collectors

by Carter, John

iconicon John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable as well as the most informative reference book on the subject. Here, in over 450 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with salutory comment on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, etc. This seventh edition, revised and with a new introduction by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, incorporates additions and amendments which he has accumulated since the last edition was updated fourteen years ago. Nicolas Barker worked with his friend John Carter revising the ABC up to the latter's death in 1975 and has faithfully preserved the spirit of the original. The ABC thus retains its character as an indispensable guide to book collecting.
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