D. J. McAdam's Guide to Book Collecting and Literature

Since 1997, this site has been one of the world's leading sources of information on a book collecting and literature, including:

Advice on Antiquarian Book Values, Books and Bookmen, Caring for Your Book Collection, Enemies of Books, and the Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac, along with new and old writings on Literature, such as the Outlines of English and American Literature by William J. Long and Books Fatal to Their Authors by P. H. Ditchfield.

There's also information on Stamp Collecting, with articles on Classic Era Postage Stamps, Philatelic Terms, and Creating a Philatelic Collection Plan, and;

Playing Cards, including identification guides for Bee and Bicycle, and information on Valuing Old Decks of Playing Cards;

and a good bit of other information, on topics ranging from American Indians, angels, astrology, birthstones, demonology, divination, dream interpretation, ghosts, hobbies, holidays (including Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas), jigsaw puzzles, etiquette, literary taste, love letters, music, ouija boardssuccess, scale models, personal growth, folklore and mythology, and much more.

Recent Additions and Updates:


John Bunyan

Agent Pendergast Novels in Order

Why a Classic Is a Classic


Looking for poetry of the manly sort? Try John Masefield's Sea Fever.



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