Collected books : the guide to identification and values / Allen and Patricia Ahearn ; with the assistance of Elizabeth Ahearn Fisher.
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|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||-|
- 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.
"Rev. ed. of: Collected books. 2002"--T.p. verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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.
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