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

Title Modern book collecting : a basic guide to all aspects of book collecting : what to collect, who to buy from, auctions, bibliographies, care, fakes, investments, donations, definitions, and more / Robert A. Wilson ; introduction by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  002.075 WILSON    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  002.075 WIL    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Note Reprint of the 1992 edition with new introduction and appendix.
Summary "Everything you need to know about collecting books, in one classic guide. Modern Book Collecting answers all the most important 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. Robert A. Wilson reveals the world of collecting, focusing on books that are collected most often--those by important late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers. Covering every aspect of book collecting, this book includes a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer catalogs, a comprehensive and accurate key to identifying first editions from nearly two hundred American and British publishing houses, a list of bibliographies of more than two hundred collected modern authors, a directory of book auction houses and rare book dealers, and a section on Internet resources."--From publisher description.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Book collecting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Literature, Modern -- Collectors and collecting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Literature, Modern -- First editions -- Collectors and collecting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Book collecting. (OCoLC)fst00836132
Literature, Modern -- Collectors and collecting. (OCoLC)fst01000180
Literature, Modern -- First editions -- Collectors and collecting. (OCoLC)fst01000186
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Added Author Basbanes, Nicholas A., 1943- writer of introduction.
ISBN 1629147915 (paperback)
9781629147918 (paperback)
9781628732429 (ebook)
Standard No. 9781629147918
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