Video of the Week... How to research rare and collectible books
Here, Erik Bosee of Aldridge Books offers you some tips on knowing the value of a volume
Books can be highly collectible and make a wonderful investment. However, there are an awful lot of them - they have been written for thousands of years, and in 2010, Google estimated that there were roughly 130 million unique books in the world.
As such, an eternal problem for collectors is determining which books are genuinely rare and worth big money. This video provides some crucial pointers on where to start in researching the value and importance of a book, specifically the use of price guides and bibliographies.
- Click here to view our books and manuscripts for sale
- Learn how you can get pleasure and profit by investing in children's books
- Read all the latest Books & Manuscripts news
Recent and related articles...
183 years later, the grand-daddy of Darth, Deckard and the Doctor remains relevant and collectible
· Early Beatrix Potter illustrations brighten Bonhams' rare books auction | 3 February 2011
These captivating watercolours were made to go with Potter's Amiable Guinea-Pig poem
· Queen Elizabeth I signed manuscript could rule at Clars' auction | 1 February 2011
The document, including the Greal Seal, is sellling alongside letters by Presidents and Napoleon
· $150,000 colour copy of a 'scenic journey around the world' appears at Bonhams | 1 February 2011
The beautiful work by Louis Choris with many lithographs will sell alongside scientific classics
· Don Quixote succeeds against the odds at Bloomsbury Auctions' antique books sale | 30 January 2011
The rare edition of a classic work sold alongside a Russian masterpiece by Gogol