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Author Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-2016

Title 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 ; introduction by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  002.075 W697    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 -- Appendix five. Resources for antique books.
Subject Book collecting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Literature, Modern -- First editions -- Collectors and collecting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Book collecting -- United States.
ISBN 9781602399853 paperback
1602399859 paperback
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