Synopses & Reviews
Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might havewhat to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. With a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer catalogs and a new section on Internet resources, this is a must-have guide for book lovers.
The definitive guide for beginners and advanced bibliophiles.
About the Author
Robert A. Wilson was proprietor of the famous Phoenix Bookshop in New York City. He is a passionate writer; author of bibliographies of Gertrude Stein, Gregory Corso, and Denise Levertov; and specializes in rare books and manuscripts. He lives in St. Michaels, Maryland.Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of the bestselling book on book collecting, A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.