BOOKS: Sources for Book Values and Book Collecting

Selected Electronic Resources

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American Book Prices Current Connect On-Site from the Library - This CD-ROM version contains annual records of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and broadsides sold at auction in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Australia, and other locations, for the auction years starting with 1975.

Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) Connect On-Site from the Library - Provides full-text, digital images of books, pamphlets, broadsheets and periodicals published in America from 1639-1800.

Early English Books Online (EEBO) Connect On-Site from the Library - Full text of every book printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and every book in the English language printed abroad, from 1475 to 1700.

English Short Title Catalogue Connect On-Site from the Library - Descriptions of English printing from 1473 to 1800.

Hand Press Book database Connect On-Site from the Library - European early print materials (c.1455-1830).

Illustrated Incunable Short-title Catalogue (Illustrated ISTC), 2nd Ed. Connect On-Site from the Library - Illustrated descriptions for every recorded edition published from movable type from 1450 to 1500.

Rarebooks.info Available via the World Wide Web - Over 600,000 pages of key out-of-print bibliographies that can be browsed and searched online. Important reference books available include Goff, Brunet, Sabin, and Lipperheide, among many others. [Also available on the web through paid subscription.]

WorldCat - OCLC Connect from home using your NYPL Library card- A union catalog detailing the holdings of OCLC member libraries. Provides a wealth of bibliographic information for book collectors.