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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Allen Ahearn; Patricia Ahearn; Elizabeth Ahearn Fisher
|Notes:||Bibliogr. p. -797.|
|Description:||xii, 817 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction ; Book collecting. First editions/printings ; First printings vs. reprints ; First edition identification ; Condition isn't everything --
it's the only thing ; Dust jacket/dustwrappers ; Collecting options. Literary prize winners ; Autographed books ; Limited editions ; Proofs and advance review copies ; Paperbacks and paperwraps ; Sources for books. The internet ; Catalogs and specialist dealers ; General used book stores and sales ; Auctions ; Knowledgeable buying. First issues or states and "points" ; Bibliographies ; Reprint publishers and book clubs ; Pricing ; Auction records ; Book-collecting publications ; Considerations when buying or selling. Dealer cost ; Consignors desired price ; Individual dealers experiences ; Credit ; Bargaining ; Selling your books ; Protecting the collection. Caring for books ; Insurance and appraisals ; Using the guide. Estimated values ; Condition ; The collected books list ; Appendix A: Glossary of terms used in the book trade ; Appendix B: Selected bibliography of works consulted ; Appendix C: First edition identification by publisher.
|Responsibility:||Allen and Patricia Ahearn ; with the assistance of Elizabeth Ahearn Fisher.|