Book collecting began in the 15th century and has grown in popularity ever since. Now collectors can pore over more than 5,000 listings and check the value of their collection. Collectible books written in English are organized in 12 categories, including Americana, banned, fantasy, horror & science fiction, mystery, occult & paranormal and philosophy & religion. Each category begins with an explanation of which books and authors are collectible and why. An invaluable introduction discusses the world of book collecting, including detailed information on identifying first editions and grading books. This all-new reference and price guide is the most complete resource available. Prices are given in US dollars.