Identify a First Edition Book
identifying first editions from later editions
in the shortest possible time greatly
increases the enjoyment and satisfaction of
book collecting. Dealers rely on experience
and reference books to identify valuable first
editions. What follows is an overview of how
to determine whether the book you have is a
1st edition. Keep in mind that there are many
exceptions to the brief examples below. A
book's value is subjective and open to
opinion, but this introduction should give you
a start down the right path.....
a First Edition?
The first commercial print run of the book is
the first edition, first printing. It's that
simple. If for any reason there aren't enough
books in that run, and another batch is
printed, they will still be first edition
books, but second printing - and nowhere near
as collectable .....(read
How Much is my Book Worth?
the most frequently asked questions of rare book
dealers is "How
much is my old book worth?"
things first .... What
factors contribute to the value of a collectible
book? Two things ... #1 is Desire and #2 is
Condition ... (read
What is an ISBN?
An ISBN (or
is a unique 10 or 13 digit number printed
on every new book starting around 1970. Every
book sold anywhere in the world should have a
unique ISBN, meaning you can find any book in
the world simply with that one number ... (read