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Collectible Book Terminology Part 6 – Recognizing First Editions (3/23/09)
The first illustrated edition of Frankenstein did not appear until 1831. This is the first artist interpretation of the monster.Vintage books offered for sale by individuals are very often misidentified as first editions. In fact, online auction sites are … More >>


Collectible Book Terminology Part 5 – Illustrations (3/10/09)
Dancing with the devil. A tipped in color plate by Arthur Rackham for The Ingoldsby Legends, 1920. The illustration is lightly affixed to the background cardstock at the very top edge. The cardstock itself is glued into the book along its inner left edge. This book also contains tissue guards that protect each illustration.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 4 – Condition (2/23/09)
This is an example of a paste-on illustration in fine condition for the cover of “The Family Friend,” 1878. No scratches, fading or wear. Bright and crisp.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 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 >>


The Addictive Art of Collecting Books (1/20/09)
1859 edition of "Origin of the Species"When it comes to the rare, antique or collectible book, for a serious collector, there is more in play than … More >>


Interest in, Value of King Memorabilia Rise (1/13/09)
Syl TurnerThis month’s significance will be indelibly etched in American history with Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20 as the nation’s … More >>


Mining for Book Treasures (11/13/08)
Why amass book collectibles? What drives some of us to fill our homes from floor to ceiling with books, to haunt bookshops, book fairs and auctions to acquire more and then cast forth again to seek yet more? Well, mainly, many of us who collect do so because we love books, and we like to have them around us within easy reach. More >>


Circus Route Books – A Record of the Past (10/27/08)
Al G. Barnes Route Card Circus Route Books — A Record of the Past By Larry Kellogg More >>


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