Collecting Books, Including Philatelic Literature


We have a number of pages on our website devoted to various aspects of collecting antiquarian books. Click on one of the links below to find the information you're looking for:

 

Book Condition - Determining and describing the condition of a used or rare book

 

Book Collecting Terminology - For antiquarians

 

The Book-Hunter in London, by W. Roberts

 

Book Values - Determining how much a used or rare book might be worth

 

Books and Bookmen, by Andrew Lang.  A whole book on the subject . . .

 

Books for Book Collectors - some suggestions

 

A Brief Introduction to Philatelic Literature

 

Caring for Your Book Collection

 

The Enemies of Books, by William Blades.  Interesting reading on caring for books, and what occurs when one neglects to do so.

 

Eugene Field - A Memory

 

Forty Centuries of Ink, by David N. Carvalho. Although this book was not written for stamp collectors, collectors will, nevertheless, find a great deal of interesting information related to inks.

 

The Haunted Bookshop, by Christopher Morley.  This is a work of fiction, and may seem at first a bit out of place on this list; but we can assure you that no true bibliophile has ever regretted familiarity with this light-hearted novel.

 

The Library, by Andrew Lang

 

Literary Taste: How to Form It, by Arnold Bennett

 

Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac, by Eugene Field

 

Miscellaneous Essays on Book Collecting

 

Old Cookery Books, by W. Carew Hazlitt

 

On Books and the Housing of Them, by William Ewart Gladstone

 

The Philobiblon, by Richard de Bury

 

Things Found in Books, by D. J. McAdam

 

 



 

 

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