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

  • Volume 89
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787695092
  • ISBN-13: 9780787695095
  • DDC: 018
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • Shipping Weight: 7.35 lbs ( 3.33 kgs)
  • 1552 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2008, 2007
  • © 2009 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



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

  • Includes crime stats, facts versus fiction sections, full-color photos and more.
  • "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.


"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


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