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A guide with resources on different aspects of book collecting.
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Introduction

This guide will assist you to find resources on book collecting, first editions, as well as book prices. Many of the resources in this guide are located at the Central Library

 

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Among the Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book Hunter in the Twenty-first Century - Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Call Number: 094 B29a
ISBN: 0805074414
A twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that deals with both the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet.

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Books: A Living History - Lyons, Martyn
Call Number: 090 L99b
ISBN: 160606083x
Publication Date: 2011
From the first scribbling on papyrus to the emergence of the e-book, this wide-ranging overview of the history of the book provides a fascinating look at one of the most efficient, versatile, and enduring technologies ever developed.

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Collecting Books - Budman, Matthew
Call Number: 094 B92i
ISBN: 0375720545
For anyone who loves books comes this guide to online resources, conferences and conventions, shops, organizations, and an annotated bibliography. Readers get everything they need to know about what is collectible, the value of authors' autographs and more.

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Modern Book Collecting - Robert A. Wilson
Call Number: 094 W75m1
ISBN: 9781629147918
Publication Date: 2015
A introduction to book collecting: what to collect, who to buy from, auctions, bibliographies, care, fakes, investments, donations, definitions, and more.

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Rare Finds: A Guide to Book Collecting - Bauman, Natalie
Call Number: 094 B34r
ISBN: 9780615153162
A friendly, wide-ranging introduction to the world of rare book collecting. It is intended for those with a budding interest in this exciting field rather than simply professional booksellers and librarians.

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The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios - Rasmussen, Eric
Call Number: 822.3 Er2
ISBN: 0230109411
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.

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