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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

Published by Skyhorse Pub. in New York, NY .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

What to collect
How to build an author collection
Starting with an unknown author
It's never too late
Dealers and collectors
Buying at auction
Other sources
Collector's condition
How to identify first editions
A book production
The care and protection of your collection
Fakes, forgeries, and facsimiles
Donating or selling your collection to an institution
Definition of terms
Appendix one : list of book auction firms handling books of interest to collectors
Appendix two : sources for modern first editions
Appendix three : clubs for book collectors
Appendix four : the fifty most important books of American literature published since the end of World War II.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
Z987 .W49 2010

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
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