Book Collecting: A Comprehensive Guide

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Here is the definitive guide to book collecting, of tremendous value to both professional and novice collectors. Includes where to buy books, how to develop a collection, how to identify first editions, and much more. Illustrated.

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Very cut and dry. As far as reference works on book collecting this has a little bit of everything in it. With a new section on the internet and its affect on book collecting it scratches the surface ... Read full review

Book collecting: a comprehensive guide

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Despite its title, this work is a brief but helpful introduction for the novice collector, with many useful tips on such matters as the importance of a book's condition. Its chief value lies in the ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT TO COLLECT N
27
SOURCES FOR BOOKS
36
PRICING VARIANCES
48
SOME SUGGESTIONS MUIKJILIILIIUIUILIILIIQJI OIIOOOMAUJW
53
AUTHORS MOST OFTEN REQUESTED
59
Burroughs John NOTES ON WALT WHITMAN
94
Chambers Robert W IN THE QUARTER
108
Cummings E E THE ENORMOUS ROOM
114
2000
222
7500
247
1250
253
20000
259
APPENDIX
265
APPENDIX
271
APPENDIX C
289
APPENDIX D
309

Dodge Mary Mapes IRVINGTON STORIES
121
Ferber Edna DAWN oHARA
127
APPENDIX E
317
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About the author (1989)

Allen and Patricia Ahearn operate the Quill & Brush bookstore in Dickerson, Maryland, and online at www.QBbooks.com, where they specialize in first editions and other fine books. The business was started in 1976, although they have been buying and selling first editions since the mid-1960s. Their previous book is Book Collecting 2000.

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