Includes identification information and estimated prices for over 20,000 collected books in all categories.
Sections on book collecting, publishers' methods for first-edition identification, comprehensive bibliography of bibliographies, and more.
A NOTE FROM THE COMPILERS: With millions of books listed online, the internet has become the first place to go for identifying and pricing scarce and rare first editions. However, the information needed to identify first printings and first "states" or "issues" is not always available on the internet -- and what information is available online is often inaccurate or misleading. For those interested in buying or selling scarce and rare first editions COLLECTED BOOKS: THE GUIDE TO IDENTIFICATION & VALUES provides assurance that your offerings or purchases are bibliographically correct.
COLLECTED BOOKS has been cited as a standard reference in American Literary Scholarship, Antique Week, Arts & Antiques, The Baltimore Sun, Barrons, Business Week, Departures, Forbes, National Enquirer, People Magazine, Southern Accent Magazine, USA Today, Washington Investor Quarterly, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times.
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Allen and Patricia Ahearn operate the Quill & Brush bookstore in Dickerson, Maryland, and online where they specialize in first editions and other fine books. While the business was started in 1976, the Ahearns have been buying and selling first editions for 50 years.Review:
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Book Description Quill & Brush Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111883060133
Book Description Quill & Brush Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1883060133