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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

Author: Robert A Wilson
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new edition of the classic guide to book collecting includes a new section on Internet resources.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Wilson
ISBN: 9781602399853 1602399859 9781558211797 1558211799
OCLC Number: 663822335
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 272 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
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 --
Bibliographies --
A book production --
The care and protection of your collection --
Fakes, forgeries, and facsimiles --
Investment --
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.
Responsibility: Robert A. Wilson ; introduction by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

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