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Title:
Book collecting 2000 : a comprehensive guide
Author:
Ahearn, Allen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvii, 536 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Book collecting. 1995.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399145742
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Like its previous editions--hailed as "the standard guide to market worth" (The Washington Post) and "required reading" (Southern Living)--Book Collecting 2000 is more than a simple listing.It is an exhaustive guide to the basics and finer points of book collecting and the book trade for novice and professional collectors, as well as dealers and librarians. It identifies which books to collect, where and how to buy them, and how to judge their condition and care for them, and provides a glossary of trade terms and lists of dealers.


Author Notes

Allen and Patricia Ahearn have been cataloguing books since 1967. Together they own and operate the Quill and Brush bookstore in Dickerson, Maryland.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Preface to the Millennium Editionp. xv
Book Collectingp. 1
For the Fun of It
Books as Objects
Economics
Investment
What to Collectp. 14
First Editions
Proofs and Advance Review Copies
Limited Editions
Paperbacks or Paperwraps
Literary Prize Winners
High Spots in Literature
Sources for Booksp. 63
The Internet
Catalogs
General Used-Book Store and Sales
Specialist Dealers
Auctions
Knowledgeable Buyingp. 72
First Issue or State, and "Points"
Bibliographies
Reprint Publishers and Book Clubs
Pricing
Condition Isn't Everything--It's the Only Thing
Dustwrappers, or Dust Jackets
Autographed Books
Glossary
Some Suggestionsp. 104
Building a Collection
Caring for Books
Insurance and Appraisals
Credit
Bargaining
Selling Your Books
Using this Guidep. 110
A First Book
Estimated Values
Condition
The First-Book Listp. 115
Appendix A. Pseudonymsp. 453
Appendix B. Book Dealersp. 473
Appendix C. Auction Housesp. 480
Appendix D. Selected Bibliography of Works Consultedp. 481
Appendix E. First-Edition Identification by Publisherp. 525