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Collected books : the guide to identification and values / Allen and Patricia Ahearn ; with the assistance of Elizabeth Ahearn Fisher.

Ahearn, Allen. (Author). Ahearn, Patricia, (joint author.). Fisher, Elizabeth Ahearn, (joint author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 002.075 AHE (Text) 37323002001223 NONFIC Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 002.075 Ahearn (Text) 78292000315212 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781883060138 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1883060133 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 817 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 4th ed.
  • Publisher: Comus, MD : Quill & Brush Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Rev. ed. of: Collected books. 2002"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [745]-797).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Book collecting. First editions/printings ; First printings vs. reprints ; First edition identification ; Condition isn't everything--it's the only thing ; Dust jackets/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 of states and "points" ; Bibliographies ; Reprint publishers and book clubs ; Pricing ; Auction records ; Book-collecting publications -- Considerations when buying or selling. Dealer cost ; Consignor's desired price ; Individual dealer's experiences ; Credit ; Bargaining ; Selling your books -- Protecting the collection. caring for books ; Insurance and appraisals -- Using this 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.
Summary, etc.:
The Ahearns present identification information and estimated prices for over 20,000 collected books in all categories. Also included are sections on book collecting, publishers' methods for first-edition identification, comprehensive bibliography of bibliographies, and more.
Subject: Book collecting > Unites States.
English imprints > Collectors and collecting > United States.
First editions > United States.
Books > Prices > United States.
Rare books > Prices > United States.

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