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This guide will help you to find resources on book collecting, first editions, book history and book prices. Many of the resources in this guide are located at the Central Library
Modern Book Collecting
Call Number: 094 W75m1
Publication Date: 2015
A introduction to book collecting: what to collect, who to buy from, auctions, bibliographies, care, fakes, investments, donations, definitions, and more.
Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Publication Date: 2012-07-05
Bonnet offers musings on the habits of collectors past and present and their techniques are learned, his advice on cataloging may even save the lives of those whose books are so prodigiously piled as to be hazardous to one's health.
Rare Books and Special Collections
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Berger, a veteran of rare book and special collections, offers a landmark examination of this field, aimed at practitioners in the library field, instructors teaching courses on the subject, booksellers, private collectors, historians, bibliophiles, and others involved in rare and unique materials.
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
A unique memoir that celebrates not just one life, but all of the lives connected through the past ownership of second-hand books. Every second-hand book tells two stories: one within its pages and another of the life it lived before changing hands.
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
Reveals how books and the materials that make them reflect the history of human civilization, tracing the development of writing, printing, illustrating, and binding to demonstrate the transition from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the mass-distributed books of today.
The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios
Call Number: 822.3 Er2
Publication Date: 2011
"The first edition of Shakespeare's collected works, the First Folio, published in 1623, is one of the most valuable books in the world and has historically proven to be an attractive target for thieves. In his efforts to catalog all these precious First Folios, renowned Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen embarked on a riveting journey around the globe.