A Handbook for Booklovers: A Survey of Collectible Authors, Books, and Values

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Prometheus Books, 1988 - Antiques & Collectibles - 612 pages
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A single source for an incredible amount of book and author information. While this is a "how to" for book collectors, it is also intended for people who love books and would like to know more about the books, authors, and reading genres they most enjoy. The Handbook presents enough factual data for all would-be collectors to make knowledgeable choices: pseudonyms and true names (cross-indexed), collectible volumes and their values by category, a compendium of book-related services, and much more. A browser's delight!

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Contents

Introduction
9
How to Use This Book
11
Appendices
13
Collecting for Fun and Profit
15
Collecting Guidelines
19
Basic Terminology
25
Dealing with Booksellers
37
True Names of Authors and Their Pseudonyms
43
General Americana Books and Their Values
389
Crime Mystery Adventure Espionage Books and Their Values
431
Western Fiction Books and Their Values
477
ChildrensJuvenile Books and Their Values
491
Mainstream Fiction Books and Their Values
505
Literary WorksPoetryBellesLettres and Their Values
525
Science FictionFantasyHorror Books and Their Values
541
Miscellaneous Nonfiction Books and Their Values
555

Pseudonyms of Authors and Their True Names
103
First Books by Collectible Authors
189
Collectible Book Illustrators
305
Their Authors and Values
311
Western Americana Books and Their Values
331
A North American Book Search Services
569
B North American Specialty Booksellers Who Issue Catalogs
581
Selected Reading List of Books About Books
601
Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases
607
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