Bookman's Price Index: A Guide to the Values of Rare & Other Out-of-Print Books

  • Volume 94
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414406606
  • ISBN-13: 9781414406602
  • DDC: 018
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • Shipping Weight: 5.85 lbs ( 2.65 kgs)
  • 1184 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2010
  • © 2011 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Established in 1964, Bookman's Price Index is an index to rare and antiquarian books offered for sale in the catalogs of 100-200 book dealers in the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles. The number of titles listed in each volume is approximately 15,000; in the course of a year some 50-60,000 books are described. Volumes do not supersede previous volumes. Each volume covers catalogs from the previous 4 to 6 months. Entries Include: Title and author, edition, year published, physical description (size, binding, illustrations); detailed description of the book's condition including flaws, amount of wear, comment on scarcity; price as listed in catalog; catalog source and number. Included are three appendixes.

Features and Benefits

  • Included are three appendixes: "Association Copies": Listing books by significant people who have owned them, "Fine Bindings": Listing books that have had special bindings applied, arranged by the name of the binder and "Fore-Edge Paintings": Listing book
  • Entries Include: Title and author, edition, year published, physical description (size, binding, illustrations); detailed description of the book's condition including flaws, amount of wear, comment on scarcity; price as listed in catalog; catalog source
  • "Association Copies" Appendix lists books by significant people who have owned them.
  • "Fine Bindings" Appendix lists books that have had special bindings applied, arranged by the name of the binder.
  • "Fore-Edge Paintings"Appendix lists books that have had scenes painted on the edge of the book, listed by the name of the artist.

What's New

  • Volumes do not supersede previous volumes; each volume covers catalogs from the previous 4 to 6 months.

Reviews

"Continues to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date one-volume source of prices for collectible English literature and collectible American and European history." -- American Reference Books Annual

— ARBA

"This is a resource that should be available to the general public..." --ARBA, March 2009

— ARBA

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Dealers Represented in This Volume.
Bookman's Price Index.
Association Copies.
Fine Bindings.
Fore-edge Paintings.