Guides for Book Collectors 

Ahearn, Allen & Patricia. Book Collecting: A Comprehensive Guide. New York, NY, Putnam, 1995.

Connolly, Joseph. Modern First Editions: Their Value to Collectors. London, Orbis, 1993.

Feather, John. A Dictionary of Book History. New York, Oxford University Press, 1986.

Matthews, Jack. Collecting Rare Books For Pleasure and Profit. Athens, OH, Ohio University Press, 1981. Reprint of more common 1977 Putnam edition, with additional information included.

McBride, Bill. Book Collecting For Fun And Profit. Hartford, CT, McBride Publisher, 1997.

Peters, Jean. (ed). Book Collecting: A Modern Guide. New York, R.R. Bowker Co., 1985.

Wilson, Robert A. Modern Book Collecting. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.  Paperback reprint. New York, Lyons & Burford, 1992.



Carter, John. ABC for Book Collectors. New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll Press, 1995.

Haller, Margaret. The Book Collector's Fact Book. New York, ARCO, 1976.

Peters, Jean. (ed). The Bookman's Glossary. New York, R. R. Bowker Co., 1983. Identifying Editions

McBride, Bill. Points of Issue: A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th - 20th Century Authors. Hartford, CT, McBride Publisher. 2nd ed., 1987.

McBride, Bill. Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions. Hartford, CT, McBride Publisher, 1990.

Zempel, Edward N. & Linda A. Verkler, (eds). First Editions: A Guide to Identification. Peoria, IL, Spoon River Press, 1989.



BIBLIO. Aster Publishing Company, Eugene, OR 97401.Tel: (800) 840-3810.

FIRSTS: Collecting Modern First Editions. To order: FIRSTS Magazine, P.O. Box 65166 - Dept. EO11, Tucson, AZ 85728-5166 USA. Tel: (520) 529-1355.

Book Price Guides

Ahearn, Allen and Patricia. Collected Books: The Guide to Values 1998 Edition. New York, Putnam, 1997.

Ahearn, Allen & Patricia. Author Price Guides. To request a list: Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848.

As described in Collected Books, APGs contain:

A facsimile of the authorís signature

A brief biographical sketch

Listings of each issue of book or pamphlet, including title, publisher, place of publication, date, etc., as well as retail price estimates



Specialty Bibliographies

Blanck, Jacob (comp). Bibliography of American Literature (BAL): Volumes 1-6.

New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1955-1973. Volume 7., edited by Virginia Smyers and Michael Winship. Series through Volume 9 completed by Michael Winship in 1991.

Bruccoli, Matthew J. First Printings of American Authors. Detroit, Gale Research Company, 1977.

Currey, L.W. Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction. Boston, MA, G. K. Hall & Co, 1979.

Jones, E. Gwynne. A Bibliography of the Dog. Books Published in the English Language 1570-1965. The Library Association, 1971.

Lepper, Gary M. A Bibliographical Introduction to Seventy-Five Modern American Authors. Berkeley, CA, Serendipity Books, 1976.

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