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How to Describe Your Books

When you sell books be careful in your descriptions. You should know your terminology but be careful not to overwhelm your buyers with bookseller jargon. I find verso and quarto not super helpful for the target market I reach. However, if you are a serious antiquarian book dealer I suggest becoming

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The Little Prince First Edition Points

THE LITTLE PRINCE~ Antoine De Saint­ -Exupery~Reynal & Hitchcock~1943~HBDJ~$1200 The Reynal & Hitchcock 1st/1st has the publisher printed on the title page and dust jacket spine end with no mention of edition on the publisher’s page. There is a five line colophon included on the first editions. Subsequent second printings are

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How to Tell if Your Book is Valuable

Did you find that $25,000 book? Is that book you found in your grandfather’s attic valuable? How will you know? HINT: Old does not equal valuable. Now you should have a pile of books to research. Remember research in the front end will save you both time and money and

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Where the Wild Things Are – First Edition Points

Maurice Sendak died May 2011.  The latest sale of a true first edition of Where the Wild Things Are was on Abebooks.com sold for $25,000. This is the third highest sale for Abebooks ever. First edition points: 1) Harper & Row, 1963 2) the LOC number on book’s title page

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To Kill A Mockingbird – First Edition Points

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Only 5000 copies of the first edition. It has a blurb about Truman Capote on the inside book jacket flap. He is the photographer of Harper lee the author. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It

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