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Collectible Book Terminology Part 3 – Internal Pages (2/9/09)
Title page for “The Roosevelt Bears,” 1906.Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may … More >>


Collectible Book Terminology Part 2 – Edition and Copy (2/2/09)
Illustration opposite page 34 for the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900. The two dark blue dots on the moon are one indication of the first state of this book. The dots were removed in the second state.Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may … More >>


Collectible Book Terminology Part I – Bindings (1/29/09)
Beautiful illustrated endpapers for Kernel Cob and Little Miss Sweetclover by Tony Sarg, 1918. The paper on the left is pasted to the inside front cover. The paper on the right is free and acts as the first page of the book’s text, with a blank page on the reverse side.Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases used to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms … More >>


Photographs as Book Illustrations (12/16/08)
KittensThe History of Photographs as Book Illustrations Projected images date back to as early as 1544, when multi-mirrored instruments were used … More >>


What Vintage Children’s Book Collectors Collect (11/29/08)
An example of a Tom Swift series edition. Vintage Children’s Books By Liz Holderman Children’s book collectors cover a very wide spectrum of interests, collecting many different sub-genres within the field, and often couldn’t be more different in terms of their personal favorites. Here are just a very few areas of collectibility. Juvenile Series More >>


Ancient Illuminated Manuscripts (10/30/08)
A modern example (1912) from the poem, Morte DAncient Illuminated Manuscripts By Liz Holderman More >>


Children’s Book Awards Winners—Different Thoughts in Collecting (10/9/08)
The Caldecott MedalChildren’s Book Awards Winners—Different Thoughts in Collecting By Liz Holderman Fans of antique children’s books collect in many different ways. Some like to collect the entire work of one author or illustrator, some like only first or limited editions, some seek books about a certain subject and some like to collect books that have received literary awards. More >>


What is your old book worth? (9/21/08)
What is Your Old Book Worth? The value of old books can vary based on many, many factors. Unfortunately, your book may not have a high value just because it is old – or even because it is a famous title. The following guidelines for 19th and 20th century books are just a few areas that may help explain valuation. First Editions More >>


Dating The Wizard of Oz (9/4/08)
1900 First Edition Cover of The Wonderful Wizard of OzMany old books do not include publication dates. Copyright dates, which are often incorrectly used to determine a book’s age, are usually much earlier than actual publication dates, because most classic books were eventually produced by a variety of publishers and sometimes with a variety of different illustrators. L. More >>


The History of Recorded Fairy Tales (9/4/08)
Illustration by H. M. Brock for “The Frog Prince” in an 1889 edition of Kinder-und Hausmärchen by the Grimm Brothers. “The Frog Prince” was the first story in the Grimm collection.Folk and fantasy stories have been passed down through the ages for thousands of years and have an ancient oral tradition in almost every country. The early fantasy tales were quite a bit different from the sanitized versions produced today. More >>


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