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Eric Knowles Antiques: A Beginner's Guide with Over 1, 400 Illustrations

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Impression – Synonymous with printing. The number of copies of an edition printed from one type setting. One edition may have more than one impression. Replacement Value – The amount you would expect to pay for the book or ephemera item from a dealer or retailer.

Fine copy – The highest grade of a book’s physical condition, generally taken to mean a fresh, largely unread copy of a book, with perhaps the merest trace of wear. Condition grades then descends through “near fine”, “very good plus”, “very good” and “good”. “Poor” or “reading” copies are not for purposes of collectability. Founded by my father in 1969, Peter Harrington has been selling rare books from our London shops to collectors across the world for more than 50 years. All our books and manuscripts are chosen and catalogued by our experts so that we can guarantee the authenticity of everything we sell."Real Books by Color™ | Office or Home Decor, Wedding Display, Photo Prop, Staging, Shelf Decoration, Interior Designer | PRICE is PER 1 BOOK Humorous Vintage Childrens Stories The Wooden Horse Cotton Tea Towel Housewarming Gift, For Old Childrens Book Fans and Antique Collectors Bookplate – A label on the front pastedown or flyleaf or sometimes elsewhere in the book, used to mark ownership. Unless it is the book plate of a well-known person, this usually decreases the value of a book. Alternatively, a bookplate is sometimes signed by the author and then included in the book. While not as valuable as having the signature on the book itself, this can be a nice collectible.

Association copy – A copy once owned by a well-known person or author or someone connected with the author or the book. The book may be inscribed by the author to the person or simply from the library of that person. Collecting ‘association copies’ can be one of the more exciting areas of book collecting. Broadside – A printing, often a poem, which occurs on a single sheet of paper and only on one side; the verso (other side) is blank. When printed on both sides, the sheet becomes a “broadsheet”. Handbound Leather Journal Spell Book Of Shadow Journal Leather Seven Stone Journal Leather Grimoire Vintage Paper Bound Journal First editions are sought-after by book collectors and a first edition is usually more valuable than a later printing. A first edition signed by the author will have even greater value. Issues (See States) – A portion of the printing of an edition that has a different format, binding, or paper. An issue, of an edition, is done intentionally by the publisher and can contain various states.Read Banned Books Shirt, Stop Book Banning Shirt, Ban Bigots Not Books, Protect Libraries, Book Lover Shirt, Gift for Bookworms Antique collectors do so for many reasons. Some people collect items because they hold sentimental value, while others want to bring a sense of history into their lives. Investors add to their private collections or resell items to make a profit. Whatever reasons you might have, antiquing is still a popular and sometimes lucrative pastime. Mary McMahon Book formats – The traditional terms in use for describing book formats, which are derived from early printing methodology and the size of early handmade sheets of paper. The following is offered as a guide to convert book formats to approximate book sizes –

Girl with Book Oil Painting | Antique Portrait Reading Print | Warm Vintage Wall Art | Printable Art | #0057 Hardcover Mushroom Notebook Mushroom Lovers Blank Lined Journal For Returning Students And Teachers Foxing – A patchy discoloration found in the paper of old books that have been improperly stored or exposed to high humidity. It can range from barely visible to quite unsightly. The name may derive from the fox-like reddish-brown color of the stains, or the rust chemical Ferric Oxide which may be involved. Paper so affected is said to be “foxed.” Although a negative factor in the value of the item for collectors, foxing does not affect the actual integrity of the paper. Bumped – Refers to the corners or spine ends of a book that has been damaged by being dropped, or carelessly handled or shelved.

Review Copy – A copy of a book sent out for review prior to publication. Review copies may be marked by a note on an endpaper or flyleaf (rare today), or by a slip of paper inserted into the book, which is more common at present. might think it's a rare and valuable book but don't know where to find its value? One very simple method of finding an approximate value of a book is to search for similar copies on AbeBooks and see what prices are being asked. Very Good – A description of condition implying some slight wear. A book so described would usually be acceptable to all but the most condition-conscious of collectors.

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