The Official Price Guide to Old Books

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Random House Information Group, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 392 pages
THE MOST COMPLETE COVERAGE FOR SERIOUS BOOK LOVERS AND COLLECTORS -- WITH THOUSANDS OF NEW LISTINGS!

Like fine wine, books become better with age -- and increase in value! Now completely revised and updated, The Official Price Guide to Old Books contains listings for a wide variety of volumes from classic to contemporary!
-- COMPREHENSIVE. From fiction to nonfiction, medical texts to early travel journals, science fiction to poetry, this incredible sourcebook provides the current values for thousands of books, from the old and the rare -- Shakespeare, Dickens, and Twain -- to more modern volumes: Asimov, Clancy, and Grafton.
-- A BRAND-NEW SECTION on buying and selling books on the Internet!
-- THE HOTTEST AREAS OF COLLECTING, including mystery, military, decorative arts, children's books, western Americana, and modern first editions.
-- AUTHORITATIVE. Written by a bookseller and one of the founders of the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association, The Official Price Guide to Old Books includes tips on buying, selling, maintaining, and caring for these very delicate, fragile treasures.
-- GLOSSARY. A complete glossary of antiquarian book collecting terms helps novices and experts alike differentiate between "blindstamping" and "vellum".

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Contents

A Closer Look at the Book Trade
6
Childrens Books
14
The Care and Repair of Old Books
21
How to Use This Book
29
Abbreviations
60
Bibles Listing
381
Recommended Periodicals and Research Resources
390
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About the author (1999)

Tedford started out in the book business as a scout for John Westerberger, the Yankee Peddler, in Rochester, NY. She is a general bookseller in Underhill Center, Vermont.

Marie Tedford started out in the book business as a scout in Rochester, New York. She is a writer of nonfiction and has written children's books for an educational publisher. Marie is a general bookseller in Underhill Center, Vermont.
Pat Goudey, Marie's daughter, has worked as a newspaper reporter and has her own editorial service's company, the Editorial Resource Center, in Warren, Vermont.

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