BOOKS: Sources for Book Values and Book Collecting

Internet Sites Related to Book Collecting

  • AIC Guidelines for Selecting a Conservator
    http://aic.stanford.edu/public/select.html
    Information from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works on how to select a conservation practitioner. Contact information for the AIC office is given; on request, they will provide a geographic listing of conservators, by specialization, who can provide the type of service required.


  • Bookfinder
    http://www.bookfinder.com
    Simultaneously searches several online bookstores. Provides a comparative overview of current bookseller’s pricing.


  • Books and Book Collecting
    http://www.trussel.com/f_books.htm
    Comprehensive collection of links to sites and resources related to book collecting.


  • Book Information Website
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~knops/index3.htm
    Covers history of printing, publishing, paper, binding, book trade, etc., with related links.


  • Oxford University Early Printed Books Project
    http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/icc
    Gateway to the world of early printed books. Links to libraries, special collections, web exhibitions, and other information resources.


  • Fine Printing
    http://www.english.umd.edu/englfac/WPeterson/MFP/
    Brings together some basic documents related to British and American private presses of the 19th and 20th centuries. Selected links to other bibliophilic sites on the Web.


  • “Your Old Books”
    http://www.rbms.nd.edu/yob.html
    Essay guide covering frequently asked questions about rare books and values such as “What makes a book rare?” and “How can I be sure that a dealer will give me a fair price?”