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Modern Book Collecting: A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting: What to Collect, Who to Buy from, Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes and Forgeries, Investments, Donations, Definitions, and More
     

Modern Book Collecting: A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting: What to Collect, Who to Buy from, Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes and Forgeries, Investments, Donations, Definitions, and More

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by Robert A. Wilson, Nicholas A. Basbanes
 

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Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. With a handy dictionary of

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Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. With a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer catalogs and a new section on Internet resources, this is a must-have guide for book lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628732429
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Robert A. Wilson was proprietor of the famous Phoenix Bookshop in
New York City. He is a passionate writer; author of bibliographies of Gertrude
Stein, Gregory Corso, and Denise Levertov; and specializes in rare books and manuscripts. He lives in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of the bestselling book on book collecting, A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.

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Modern Book Collecting: A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting: What to Collect, Who to Buy from, Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes and F 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KaySR More than 1 year ago
This book has everything from what makes a book valuable and collectible to grading books. What makes a book mint, very fine, fine, very good, good, or poor? How do you identify a first edition? Where are the best places to buy and sell collectible books? How do you identify a fake or forgery? This book will tell you and more. I found this book easy to read and understand. I bought this book because I was thinking of selling some of my collection, but didn't want to be taken advantage of by those who knew more. I can now grade my books and know if they are valuable and first editions.