How to Identify a First Edition Book

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This page has lots of information on it! Here are some quick links to the most important topics. …{read more}

General guidelines for identifying a first edition
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First Edition Book Values – How Much is a Book Worth?

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What’s the Current Retail Value of Your Books?
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How do you determine the ballpark current value of the one that’s on your desk right now?
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Book Collecting: Illustrated glossary of terms, edition, & condition

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Ever how to interpret the condition, edition, and other terms included in the description of a book for sale? Here we’ll unravel the mystery.

Book Condition Terms

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Are Books with Binding or Printing Errors Collectible?

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Have you ever brought a new book home, only to discover that the cover was on backwards, or there were printing errors (for instance, pages repeated, omitted, out of sequence, …{read more}

Steve Sargent of Analecta Books on Limited Edition Books

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I recently had a conversation with Steve Sargent, proprietor of Analecta Books, where he specializes in selling signed first edition and limited edition books. Analecta also sells “bespoke” remarqued books, …{read more}

How to Date Undated Books

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A reader asks, “I have some really old books, but there is no copyright date or publishing date. What is the best way to determine the age of the book?”
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Bookplates – Various Types, Desirability & How They Affect Book Values

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A bookplate is a small printed label which is adhered to a book, most often inside the front cover. They are also sometimes known as “ex libris,” meaning “from the …{read more}

Is My Dr. Seuss Book a First Edition?

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Many people collect Dr. Seuss books, which have been hugely popular over the years and the center of lots of happy childhood memories. They’re avidly collected, but, unfortunately, have a …{read more}