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Book Finds : How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books
by Ian C. Ellis


Perigee
Paperback - 271 pages
(January 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
An experienced insider in antiquarian book markets offers advice on finding, buying, and selling used and rare books, and provides an index of more than one thousand of the "most collectible" books and authors. Read more

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The Official Price Guide to Old Books (Official Price Guide to Old Books, Ed 3)
by Marie Tedford, et al


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 480 pages
3rd edition (December 1999)
 
Book Description

THE MOST COMPLETE COVERAGE FOR SERIOUS BOOK LOVERS AND COLLECTORS--WITH TOUSANDS OF NEW LISTINGS!

Like fine wine, books become better with age--and increase in value! Now completely revised and updated, The Official Price Guide to Old Books contains listings for a wide variety of volumes from classic... Read more

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Ghost Walk
by Marianne MacDonald


St Martins Pr
Hardcover - 224 pages
Thomas Dunne Books edition (December 1, 1998)
 
Publishers weekly
"Smart and tenacious...an entertaining guide to the world of antiques." --This text refers to the mass market paperback edition of this title Read more

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The Used Book Lover's Guide to the Midwest/Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia
by David S. Siegel, Susan Siegel


Book Hunter Pr
Paperback - 511 pages
Revised edition (October 1998)
 
Book World/The Washington Post
"I've used them extensively and find them extremely useful. They tell you where the stores are, how to get there, and give you a rough idea of what you might find." Read more

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Used Book Lover's Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States/Rev Ed: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware
by David S. Siegel, Susan Siegel


Book Hunter Pr
Paperback - 438 pages
Revised edition (October 1997)
 
Book World/The Washington Post
"I've used them extensively and find them extremely useful. They tell you where the stores are, how to get there, and give you a rough idea of what you might find." Read more

6.   An Oak Spring Flora : Flower Illustration from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time : A Selection of the Rare Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
by Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, et al


Yale Univ Pr
Hardcover - 432 pages
(April 1997)
 
Book Description
This is the latest volume in a major series that describes selections of the rare books, manuscripts, and other works of art held at Oak Springs Garden Library, a collection formed by Rachel Lambert Mellon. The 111 items chosen for this volume on floral illustration since the later Middle Ages... Read more

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The Used Book Lover's Guide to the South Atlantic States : Maryland, Washington, Dc, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida)
by David S. Siegel, Susan Siegel


Book Hunter Pr
Paperback - 374 pages
Rev expand edition (November 1997)
 
Book World/The Washington Post
"I've used them extensively and find them extremely useful. They tell you where the stores are, how to get there, and give you a rough idea of what you might find." Read more

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Old Books in the Old World : Reminiscences of Book Buying Abroad
by Leona Rostenberg, Madeleine B. Stern (Contributor)


Oak Knoll Books
Hardcover - 160 pages
(May 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
If your pulse increases inexplicably at the sight of a used bookstore, if your heart leaps like a hungry weasel when you encounter a rare first edition that has been erroneously priced at , this collection of journal entries and letters of two American book dealers in Post-War Europe is certain... Read more

9.   The First Folio of Shakespeare
by Peter W.M. Blayney


Folger Shakespeare Lib
Paperback
(March 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Charlton Hinman's facsimile of Shakespeare's First Folio was a colossal achievement when it was first published in 1968, and its reputation is further enhanced by this beautiful second edition. Looking for a way to provide scholars with a reliable version of Shakespeare's text, Hinman invented a... Read more

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Damn Rare : The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile
by Charles L. Blockson, Barbara Hope (Editor)


Quantum Leap Publisher Inc.
Hardcover - 356 pages
(October 1998)
 
Book Description
The subtitle of the book: The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile, is like a sign that warns to be prepared for the unexpected. The three hundred and fifty-two pages book is more than a memoir. It is an authoritative panoramic story of an African-American man growning up in America. Nearly... Read more

11.   Daily Life Depicted in the Cantigas De Santa Maria (Studies in Romance Languages, 44)
by John Esten Keller, et al


Univ Pr of Kentucky
Hardcover - 120 pages
(October 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, March 2, 2000 3 out of 5 stars
Daily Life Depicted in the CSM
This volume is worth the price for any Cantigas de Santa Maria enthusiast simply for the color plates (although many of these are repeats of those presented in the 1984 book by Keller and Kincade, Iconography in Medieval Spanish Literature). The index, a logically categorized list of specific... Read more

 


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Slightly Chipped : Footnotes in Booklore
by Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone


Dunne Books
Hardcover - 224 pages
(April 7, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Who would have guessed that an innocent search for an inexpensive edition of War and Peace could lead to an all-consuming obsession? Nancy and Lawrence Goldstone's romance with rare books arose from just such a search and led them to a world they had never encountered before: the world of... Read more

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Death's Autograph
by Marianne MacDonald


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 304 pages
(October 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
-- Publishers Weekly

"Dido proves to be engagingly resilient and resourceful...Readers will eagerly anticipate the return of both Dido and her dad." --This text refers to the mass market paperback edition of this title Read more


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New Worlds in Old Books
by Leona Rostenberg


The Lyons Press
Hardcover
(October 1999)
 
From the inside flap
New Worlds in Old Books is about the adventure of a lifetime--how two young women from New York introduced whole new worlds of collecting to the antiquarian book field. This work is based on the authors' experience and holdings for over a half century and offers a fresh and unique insight in... Read more

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Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from The National Library of China
by Philip K. Hu


Art Media Resources Ltd
Paperback - 370 pages
(February 1, 2000)
 
Book Description
Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China showcases an integral part of Chinese history as documentation and as works of art. The collection of inscribed oracle bones, rubbings, manuscripts, maps, printed books, and artifacts from minority cultures traces,... Read more

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New Worlds in Old Books
by Leona Rostenberg, Madeleine B. Stern


The Lyons Press
Hardcover - 260 pages
1 edition (October 1999)
  No customer rating available.
From the inside flap
New Worlds in Old Books is about the adventure of a lifetime--how two young women from New York introduced whole new worlds of collecting to the antiquarian book field. This work is based on the authors' experience and holdings for over a half century and offers a fresh and unique insight in... Read more

17.   The Book of Kells : Its Function and Audience (British Library Studies in Medieval Culture)
by Carol Ann Farr


Univ of Toronto Pr (S)
Hardcover - 252 pages
(January 1998)
 
Card catalog description
In The Book of Kells: its Function and Audience Dr. Farr assesses the book as a liturgical document. By focusing on two of the more anomalous miniatures - the 'Temptation' and the so-called 'Arrest' - she deconstructs the rich legacy of biblical and early Christian literature and symbolism available... Read more

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Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang : A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran
by Marianna Shreve Simpson, Massumeh Farhad (Contributor)


Yale Univ Pr
Hardcover - 432 pages
(December 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, February 9, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
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I'm student and I have very intrese for the ottoman art for islamic. the miniature of this kultur ýs very nice. Read more

 


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The Club Dumas
by Arturo Perez-Reverte, et al


Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 362 pages
(February 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Fallen angels, satanic manuals, and a passion for the works of Raphael Sabatini and Alexandre Dumas among others--this is the stuff of Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte's engrossing novel The Club Dumas. Set in a world of antiquarian booksellers where dealers would gladly betray their own... Read more

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Used and Rare : Travels in the Book World
by Lawrence Goldstone, et al


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 192 pages
4th printing, 1st edition (May 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
After years of competitive extravagance at birthday time, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone decided to limit themselves to $20 each, which is how they came to be in possession of a $10 definitive translation of War and Peace, complete with maps of the major battles and fold-out color illustrations. It is... Read more

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Old Books, Rare Friends : Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion
by Leona Rostenberg, Madeleine B. Stern


Doubleday
Paperback - 288 pages
(July 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Like 84, Charing Cross Road, Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern's charming bibliocentric memoir is as much about relationships as it is about books. Charing Cross chronicled the decades-long epistolary friendship between American book lover Helene Hanff and Frank Doel, the equally devoted British... Read more

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Books : Identification and Price Guide (The Confident Collector)
by Nancy Wright


Avon Books (Pap Trd)
Paperback - 299 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1993)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , May 1, 1994
The author, a rare and out-of-print book seller, provides general information on collecting and supplies a glossary, list of abbreviations used in the trade, and references. The price guide itself consists of some 3,000 listings, arranged by author. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Read more

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The Care of Fine Books
by Jane Greenfield


The Lyons Press
Paperback - 224 pages
(December 1988)
 
From Book News, Inc. , April 1, 1989
Concise, readable handbook on how to care for any book of value. Includes a brief history of book construction methods, advice on storage and handling of books, securing collections, and an index of suppliers of conservation materials. The author was formerly conservator at Yale University library.... Read more

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Booked to Die : A Mystery Introducing Cliff Janeway
by John Dunning


Scribner
Hardcover
(January 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , November 15, 1991
Dunning, twice nominated for the Edgar (a pair of paperbacks), deserves to win one for this Denver cop-turned-bookman tale--a lively, seductive primer on how to open a bookstore, spot a first edition, warehouse it, price it, and enjoy it for its own sake. Cliff Janeway quits the force when he is... Read more

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The Stolen Blue
by Judith Van Gieson


University of New Mexico Press
Hardcover - 197 pages
(March 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Tony Hillerman
Neil Hamel is gone in this one, but Van Giesons back-and better than ever. Dont miss The Stolen Blue. Read more

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