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Guide to First Edition Prices

Guide to First Edition Prices [Kindle Edition]

R.B. Russell
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Completely revised and updated! Compiled for collectors, dealers and all who love books, this indispensable volume provides a guide to the value of over 50,000 sought-after titles. It includes classic authors from Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde, detective writers from Eric Ambler to Minette Walters, illustrators from Aubrey Beardsley to Florence Upton, and poets from Richard Aldington to Walt Whitman. Authors and artists are represented, in British and American first editions, limited editions and important, collectable reprints.
As featured on Radio 4’s Front Row, and recommended by BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine.
‘The tantalizing game of wondering how much your first editions are worth may be continued, with the publication of the Guide to First Edition Prices – Times Literary Supplement.
An extremely valuable book – Observer

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5837 KB
  • Print Length: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Tartarus Press; Eighth edition (7 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LW2BQS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars could have done A LOT better!! 31 Oct 2010
The is the 4th version of 1st edition prices by Russell and Tartarus Press I have bought over the last 10 years or so!!
The last version 2008/9 was an excellent book and well worth the wait over the previous version, but this one......!!
Although there are a handful of extra authors included there are so many errors carried over from the previous issue (08/09) that I feel it hasn't been researched properly. Also, there are so many authors where prices haven't changed at all which is strange when you think that over 3 years many authors have experienced value increases at book auctioneers such as Bloomsbury or Dominic Winters!!
You get the feel that this edition has not been thoroughly researched and perhaps there has been a reliance on 'others' to review authors on behalf of those compiling the book.
I would strongly suggest holding on to your money, stick with the better 2008/9 edition and not bother with this one!!
Oh! and I am both a book collector and dealer for over 15 years so know what I am looking for!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide to First Edition Prices 6 Nov 2011
The latest and long awaited edition of this Guide to First Edition prices is most welcome to the Second Hand Book Trade and book collectors. Based on 'real' auction prices and not the fantastic and inaccurate prices quoted on the various internet sites it gives clear descriptions of what is and what is not a real first edition (Harry Potter fans take note).
Much enlarged but still missing some collectable authors, why nothing on Paul Gallico? It is an invaluable tool and with the demise of such publications as Book & Magazine Collector a must have for both trade and collectors alike.
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3.0 out of 5 stars great book but 5 Aug 2013
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Great book but I found that Unfortunately it did not contain some popular authors I had hoped to see there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINATIVE GUIDE 12 Jan 2012
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative up to 2011. 30 Jun 2014
By J. Kleps - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've used this guide several times while shopping at used book stores. It was published in 2011 so the prices are not completely accurate for 2014 but it gives a good ballpark idea of how valuable a book might be. The prices are in British pounds but it was easy enough to find a currency converter and after converting a few times I was able to make approximate conversions in my head. It doesn't list every collectible author but that list would be so extensive it would have to be a much larger and more expensive book. Overall I'm happy with my purchase. Customer service from the seller was great too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide to First Edition Prices 6 Sep 2012
By Joanne - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A very useful guide for book collectors and dealers. It gives the latest prices obtained for first editions and many other collectable books. As a dealer, I use the book a lot. I have a hard copy in my shop and another on my kindle (for when I go hunting for bargains). User friendly. Thoroughly recommended.
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