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At Home With Books : How Booklovers Live With and Care for Their Libraries
by Estelle Ellis(Editor), et al


Random House
Hardcover
1 Ed edition (November 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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For the bibliophile anxious to enhance the home library, At Home with Books presents both practical advice and divine inspiration. Chapters on starting a collection, organizing the library, and caring for books offer useful information on categorizing, editing, storage, and space-saving--"break down... Read more

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Biblioholism : The Literary Addiction
by Tom Raabe, Craig M. Brown (Illustrator)


Fulcrum Pub
Paperback - 179 pages
(October 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Midwest Book Review
Have you ever awakened the morning after a book-buying spree, unable to remember how many you bought or how much you spent? Have you ever been reprimanded or fired for reading on the job? Have you ever purchased or rented additional living space -- just for your books? Then you, like me, are a... Read more

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Modern Book Collecting
by Robert Anton Wilson


The Lyons Press
Paperback - 276 pages
Reprint edition (July 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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This guide describes everything you need to know about collecting recently published literature. Robert Wilson indicates how to identify known and emerging authors worth collecting; how to find those first editions, with a list of the various labeling styles of well-known commercial and small... Read more

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Book Collecting : A Comprehensive Guide
by Allen Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn (Contributor)


Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 480 pages
1995 Ed. edition (June 1995)
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A brand-new, expanded handbook of estimated market values of first printings of first books, revised and updated for the new millennium.

Like its previous editions--hailed as "the standard guide to market worth" (The Washington Post) and "required reading" (Southern Living)--Book Collecting 2000 is... Read more

5.   Children's Book Collecting
by Carolyn Clugston Michaels


Library Professional Pubns
Hardcover - 197 pages
(September 1993)
 
From Book News, Inc. , December 1, 1993
An exhaustive reference, for new and seasoned collectors alike. Unfolds the mysteries of the collection process, practical acquisition knowledge, and collection maintenance, development, and turnover. Also offers a brief historical overview, many anecdotal accounts from collectors, and a look at... Read more

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Hooked on Books : Everybody's Guide to Book Collecting
by Maurice Dunbar


James Whitaker & Associates
Hardcover
(December 1997)
 

7.   Mandeville's Used Book Price Guide : An Aid in Ascertaining Current Prices : Retail Prices of Rare, Scarce, Used and Out-Of-Print Books, 1998, 3 Year)
by Richard L. Collins(Editor)


Price Guide Pub
Hardcover
(April 1998)
 

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Understanding Book Collecting
by Grant Uden


Antique Collectors Club
Hardcover - 279 pages
(December 1986)
 

9.   Lunacy and the Arrangement of Books
by Terry Belanger


Oak Knoll Books
Paperback
(June 1986)
 

10.   How to Stock a Home Library Inexpensively
by Jane A. Williams


Bluestocking Pr
Paperback
3rd edition (October 1995)
 

11.   Booking Pleasures
by Jack Matthews


Ohio Univ Pr (Trd)
Hardcover - 191 pages
(January 1996)
 
From Book News, Inc. , March 1, 1996
In 15 essays, writer Matthews (English, Ohio U.) shares some of his sense of adventure and discovery in collecting old and rare books. He describes old dictionaries, an 1840s rhyming book, scrawled annotations by a painter in An Artist in America, and other treasures; and compares his passion to... Read more

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Book Collecting 2000 : A Comprehensive Guide (Collected Books, 2000)
by Allen Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn


Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 480 pages
(January 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A brand-new, expanded handbook of estimated market values of first printings of first books, revised and updated for the new millennium.

Like its previous editions--hailed as "the standard guide to market worth" (The Washington Post) and "required reading" (Southern Living)--Book Collecting 2000 is... Read more

13.   Bibliophile of the Future : His Complaints About the Twentieth Century
by Jacques Barzun


Trustees of Boston Public Library
Paperback
(June 1976)
 

14.   Renaissance Book Collecting : Jean Grolier and Diego Hurtado De Mendoza, Their Books and Bindings
by Anthony Hobson


Cambridge Univ Pr (Short)
Hardcover
(September 1999)
 
Book Description
This book studies, and compares, two sixteenth-century libraries. Jean Grolier's was a bibliophilic 'cabinet' of fine books. Hurtado de Mendoza's was a much larger and more scholarly collection; a full Catalogue is provided for the first time. Books commisioned by Jean Grolier--'the Prince of... Read more

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Overbooked in Arizona
by Samuel H. Gottlieb


Camelback Gallery
Hardcover - 95 pages
(April 30, 1994)
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5 out of 5 stars
About the Author
Samuel H. Gottlieb is a former attorney who worked as a public defender in San Francisco County. For the past 10 years he has been a collector of and dealer in rare and collectible books. Gottlieb now lives in Arizona with his wife and daughter as well as 4 dogs, 2 horses and 8 wild ducks which have... Read more

16.   The Collector's Bookshelf Value Guide
by Joseph Raymond Le Fontaine, et al


Prometheus Books
Paperback - 113 pages
(February 1991)
 
From Book News, Inc. , August 1, 1991
See preceding entry. This optional companion volume provides a cross- indexed directory of the current value for each title listed in the main volume; it will be updated periodically to reflect new market values. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Read more

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland : An 1865 Printing Re-Described
by Justin G. Schiller


Battledore Ltd
Hardcover
(August 1990)
 

18.   The Adventures of a Treasure Hunter : A Rare Bookman in Search of American History
by Charles P. Everitt


Meyerbooks
Paperback
Reprint edition (June 1987)
 
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True stories about the art of buying cheap and selling dear.
"His book is a succession of true stories about the intriguing and slightly larcenous art of buying cheap and selling dear... It is absorbing and often funny stuff, enlivened by the peppery personality of the narrator." -- The New Yorker Read more

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ABC for Book Collectors
by John Carter, Nicolas Barker (Editor)


Oak Knoll Books
Hardcover - 224 pages
7th edition (April 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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This seventh edition of John Carter's classic text contains in-depth descriptions of every aspect of antique and modern book collecting from A to Z. All terms are alphabetized for quick reference, including how to take care of pigskin, morocco, or Russian leather, how to tell japon vellum from India... Read more

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


Dunne Books
Hardcover - 224 pages
(April 7, 1999)
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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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Used and Rare : Travels in the Book World
by Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone


Griffin Trade Paperback
Paperback - 224 pages
(May 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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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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A Gentle Madness : Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
by Nicholas A. Basbanes


Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Paperback - 656 pages
1 Owl book edition (March 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
What a delightful book about books and people who love books! As a second generation bibliophile, a possible bibliomane who had several people move out of my house a year ago because they erroneously believed that my books were taking over the household, and a devout employee of "Earth's Biggest... Read more

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Collected Books : The Guide to Values 1998 (Serial)
by Allen Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn (Contributor)


Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 832 pages
1998 Ed edition (September 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Used by more book dealers and serious collectors in the country, this updated guide--featuring current values for more than 20,000 first editions--explains how to identify first editions of books and covers a wide range of subjects, including Americana, early printed books, literature, mysteries,... Read more

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A Gentle Madness : Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
by Nicholas A. Basbanes


Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Hardcover - 638 pages
(August 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
What a delightful book about books and people who love books! As a second generation bibliophile, a possible bibliomane who had several people move out of my house a year ago because they erroneously believed that my books were taking over the household, and a devout employee of "Earth's Biggest... 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
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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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