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

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For the experienced collector or someone embarking on a new hobby, this newly revised and updated edition of Book Finds reveals the secrets of locating rare and valuable books. Includes information on first editions and reader's copies, auctions and catalogs, avoiding costly and common beginner mistakes, strategies of professional "book scouts," and buying and selling on the Internet.

 

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With one exception, Book Finds is an excellent reference for aspiring book collector/dealers and a good review for collectors who might be returning to the hobby after an absence of a few years. The ... Read full review

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I've been a reader and book-lover for my entire life. I read at the breakfast table, I read in traffic, I read when I brush my teeth. I've been known to dog ear a page so that I can find it more ... Read full review

Contents

GETTING STARTED
1
THE BOOK
9
EDITION CONDITION AND SCARCITY
39
BOOK SCOUTING
66
THE ART OF BOOK TRADING
101
SPOTTING TRENDS AND PICKING
140
BRAVE NEW WORLD BOOKS AND
155
AUCTIONS AND DEALER CATALOGS
186
SIGNED EDITIONS AUTOGRAPHS
203
BOOK REPAIR RESTORATION CLEANING
218
THE BUSINESS OF DEALING
242
THE CHANGING WORLD OF BOOKS
264
Chapter Fourteen 1001 GIVE OR TAKE A FEW
275
Identifying First Editions
301
Glossary
308
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About the author (2006)

Ian C. Ellis has been working as a book dealer for more than 20 years, haunting bookstores around the world. He currently specializes in science fiction and mysteries.

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