Collected Books: The Guide to Values

by Ahearn, Allen, and Ahearn, Patricia

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Here is the largest and most comprehensive single-volume guide to current market values of collectible books in America. Used by most book dealers and serious collectors in the country, this guide explains how to identify first editions of books and covers a wide range of subjects, including Americana, early printed books, literature, mysteries, science fiction, children's books, natural history, photography, and travel. Prices range from $200 for Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, to $750,000 for the original London 1865 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and beyond. Bibliography.

 

Book Collecting 2000: A Comprehensive Guide

by Ahearn, Allen, and Ahearn, Patricia

iconicon In this new edition, the Ahearns have added 2,000 titles, with the 1978, 1986, and 1993 prices for each entry, and a new section on prizewinners, including Pulitzers, Nobels, Hugos, and such lists as the Burgess 99 novels. This guide goes on to identify which books to collect; where and how to buy them; how to judge their condition and care for them; provides a glossary of trade terms; and lists dealers.
   
 

Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore

by Goldstone, Lawrence, and Goldstone, Nancy

iconicon This is the second installment in a series dedicated to the love of books and book collecting. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone first wrote about their passion for books in USED AND RARE: Travels in the Book World; here they offer more adventurous tales of book hunting and purchasing. They also consider the Internet's impact on the used- and rare-book trade.
   

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

by Basbanes, Nicholas A.

iconicon The author traces the history of books and their collectors. He begins with the library in Alexandria 2500 years ago and moves through time to present day collectors and collections. The text is supplemented by 16 pages of b&w photos, line art, and engravings.
   

A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books: With a New Preface

by Basbanes, Nicholas A.

iconicon The author traces the history of books and their collectors. He begins with the library in Alexandria 2500 years ago and moves through time to present day collectors and collections. The text is supplemented by 16 pages of b&w photos, line art, and engravings.

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