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Hancer's price guide to paperback books
Hancer, Kevin.
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Uniform Title:
Price guide to paperback books
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Radnor, Pa. : Wallace-Homestead Book Co., [1990]

Physical Description:
xlii, 353 pages ; 26 cm
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Home Location
Central Library Z1033.P3 H34 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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A comprehensive price guide to paperback books published in the U.S. between 1939 and 1959. Selected Canadian, pre-1939 and post-1959 books of strong collector interest are also included. Over 30,000 listings are presented in a format that provides easy access to all vital information. Each book is located by imprint or series title, publisher, and series number. Each listing provides author, pseudonym (if any); book title; variants, movie tie-ins and first editions; selected cover artists; genre codes; and prices for three condition grades.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Historical Backgroundp. xi
Why People Collect Paperbacksp. xii
How to Start a Paperback Collectionp. xiii
Taking Care of Your Paperback Collectionp. xiii
The Grading of Paperback Booksp. xiv
A Word about Reprintsp. xv
Selling Paperbacksp. xv
State of the Marketp. xvii
Further Readingp. xix
Paperbacks of Special Interestp. xx
Louis L'amour: From Pulp Writer to American Bestsellerp. xx
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan of the Paperbacksp. xxiii
Armed Services Editionsp. xxvi
Foreign Editions: A Brief Look at Collectible Paperbacks from Other Countriesp. xxviii
Paperback Cover Artp. xxxii
Publishersp. xxxii
Artistsp. xxxiv
You Can (Sometimes) Judge a Book by Its Cover: Dust-Jacketed Raritiesp. xxxvi
Using the Price Guide to Paperback Booksp. xxxix
The Format of Listingsp. xxxix
Inquiries and Further Informationp. xli
The Paperback Listingsp. 1
Author Indexp. 313

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