Abebooks.com March 2007
The Avid Collector
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Dear Book Lover,

This issue marks the first anniversary of The Avid Collector. We thank you for your support. To help us ensure we always meet your expectations, please complete our survey – you could win a Stephen King encyclopedia valued at $100!  

In this issue we present a special feature on Bibles, courtesy of Fine Books & Collections magazine, and The Avid Collector's appraiser solves a mystery about a rare coronation Bible. We've also showcased collectible science fiction and fantasy books, and much more.
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Big Game Questions
Big Game Questions Trophy Room Books has useful advice about raised blindstamps, facsimile dust jackets and whether to collect 'books by' or 'books about.' Read More


Get Your Books Valued
Treasures in Your Attic?Let The Book Guys' Allan Stypeck appraise your rare volumes. Sci-fi and fantasy books are of particular interest! Learn More

Avid Collector Survey
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Priciest Sci-Fi & Fantasy
High-Priced Sci-Fi & Fantasy Some of the most rare sci-fi and fantasy books in the world are available on AbeBooks. Find out what people have paid to possess them.
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The Cat in the Hat Turns 50
This half-century celebration has drawn a great deal of attention to collectible Dr. Seuss.
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Rare Bibles - Visit a Collector's Heaven

Collector Profile
James P. Bixler of Spirit Dancer Rare Books
James Bixler
For James Bixler, "pursuing and selecting books is as exciting as any chess match." He takes us through the long, arduous, and infinitely rewarding journey to becoming a professional bookseller and appraiser.
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Ask the Expert


Our Expert Booksellers answer your questions on rare and collectible books. View the Q&A

This Issue's Questions

1. What is the difference in value between an author-signed book and a book with an author-signed bookplate? - Annette

2. I would like to collect books. Can you give me some advice about how to get started? - Kira

3. I’d like to get a nice copy of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. I have up to £100 ($200) to spend. Do you have any tips? - James


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Collector Profile

In honor of AbeBooks' new Sci-Fi and Fantasy rooms, the pick of the month is a beautiful first edition of George Orwell's anti-utopian classic Nineteen Eighty-four. Does your collection have the red dust jacket or the green? Read More

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