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Collecting Antique Books

By Edited Mar 12, 2016 3 4
Collecting antique books

So many are interested and even passionate about books and literature. Antique books is an area where many have decided to indulge and focus on while collecting books. This is an enjoyable past time, working on adding to book collections for fun, also for investments in the hopes that their books make money for them in the future. Here are some tips on collecting antique books so that you can be one of the many book collectors that have found this to be a very satisfying and profitable field of antiques..

It takes very little money to start your collection. Many antique books can be found at lower prices at a variety of different places. Garage sales and discount book stores have many of these antique books for sale. A flea market or even an online store can be helpful, also. The price of the book will be heavily related to the recognition or fame of the author.

Decide what types of books that you would like to have in your collection. Narrowing down your search will help you to remain focused when searching for antique books. Consider collecting books by a favorite author, historic time periods or nonfiction books even certain genre's. This will make things easier while on the hunt.

Here are some tips on collecting antique books. The price of an antique book will differ according to several different factors. The condition of the book will make a difference, those that are in mint condition will be worth more. The rarity will make an impact, as some will not be as easily available as others. The current market for books will make an impact too.

You can learn more about the values of antique books through several publications on this subject and from many websites. Understand all of the details pertaining to condition, unusual artwork or markings on the edges or inside. Master the art of knowing the true value of the piece.

First edition books are among the most collectible of books and the most valuable. Some first editions that are worth more are science and humanities books. Early century magazines, book club selections, prayer books and bibles are not going to be worth as much money on the market.

These are the important tips that you should be using if you are looking to be a part of this avenue of collecting antique books. By following these book collection tips you can find books that are valuable and that will fit the collection that you are creating.



Feb 12, 2010 4:57am
Great information on collecting antique books.
Mar 2, 2010 9:35am
Excellent information! Very thorough.
Jun 6, 2010 2:46pm
I love books and collect them I found this very informative Thanks!
Sep 28, 2010 8:21pm
This is definitely one of the best articles to be written for IB...It is informative, and well written...keep it up!
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