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Modern Book Collecting

Wilson, Robert A.

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ISBN 10: 0394501144 / ISBN 13: 9780394501147
Published by Knopf, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, dust jacket, xiv, 270pp,appendixes, index. A Guide for the Beginner who is buying First Editions for the first time. Includes sources for modern first editions, clubs for book collectors, list of 50 most important books, much more important information for the book collector. First edition, signed by the author on title page. Fine book in Near Fine (price clipped) dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 993

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Title: Modern Book Collecting

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From what to collect and who to buy from to how to care for a collection.


This guide describes everything you need to know about collecting recently published literature. Robert Wilson indicates how to identify known and emerging authors worth collecting; how to find those first editions, with a list of the various labeling styles of well-known commercial and small presses; how to spot a fake; and how to sell your collection to an institution. The appendices alone are a valuable resource for collectors, with lists covering such information as book auction firms, clubs for book collectors, and Wilson's picks for the 50 most important American books since World War II.

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