06-22-2007 04:04 PM - edited 06-22-2007 05:39 PM
The best general resource on the subject is Ian C. Ellis’s Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books. As the title implies, Ellis covers nearly every aspect of collecting – from determining what to collect to repair and restoration. I’ll be returning to Ellis’s book in many of my posts and I encourage participants in the club to become familiar with it (although this isn’t required).
Message Edited by Daniel_B on 06-22-2007 05:39 PM
06-22-2007 10:22 PM
06-23-2007 05:30 PM
I think, therefore I drive people nuts.
07-19-2007 04:30 PM
I know these are fiction, not legitimate reference books, but do you have any opinion on how accurate the book evaluations and discussions are in John Dunning's Bookman (and now bookwoman) series? I've greatly enjoyed the books, but I've had no idea whether he was making up or exaggerating the book collecting information for literary effect, or whether his discussions are "the real thing."
... I saw your earlier exchange on Dunning and have heard others mention him before, but I'm not familiar with the series. If you want to give any examples of book collecting-related facts from the books for me to verify or refute, feel free.