Modern Book Collecting

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

Robert A. Wilson, Nicholas A. Basbanes


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“Highly recommended as a handy one-volume guide for the beginner and a tantalizing treat for the collector (The Sewanee Review).
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.