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Collecting Antique Books, Prints and Maps.
This category covers rare and fine books, prints, book illustrations, book artwork, maps, atlases, manuscripts and illustrations.

Obviously value is based on rarity and condition, you'll be collecting the best condition books, maps and prints you can find, so look for descriptions like these:
VERY FINE or MINT = Close to or like new.
FINE = In very good condition for a second hand book.
NEAR FINE = In good condition. In collectable quality.
VERY GOOD = Will have some signs of wear. Probably collectable if the book is old or rare. May improve in value as examples become more scarce.
GOOD = Showing signs of wear and tear. Low end collectable market.
FAIR or READING = Dog-eared. Not collectable.


Antique Books, Artwork and Maps.


Antique Maps: A Collector's Guide
Carl Moreland
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4 Star



This is a standard reference work, incorporating a general historical background, methods of map making, practical advice on collecting old maps and a list of the major map makers. Organized country by country, it refers to over 600 cartographers active between 1450 and 1850.


Antique Maps: From the Vatican Collection
1290-1700
Don Wigal
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0 Star



Richly illustrated with full-color artwork and maps, this informative look at cartographic history explores the use of maps during the age of exploration, focusing especially on the late thirteenth century through the seventeenth century, explaining how maps were used in navigation, how they were created, the art of map-making, and more.



First published as The Country Life Book of Antique Maps revised, with additional illustrations and text as Collecting Antique Maps in 1988, Jonathan Potter's popular collector's guide is now back in print with an up-to-date Price Guide with Collectors' Notes on each of the 170 illustrated maps within the book.


Collecting Antique Maps:
The History of Cartography by Jonathan Potter
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5 Star



Product details
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: House of Collectibles; 4th edition (2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0609807692
ISBN-13: 978-0609807699
Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.4 x 2.4 cm


Official Price Guide to Collecting Books, 4th Ed
Marie Tedford, Pat Goudey
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1 Star




How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books by Ian C. Ellis
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5 Star



Product details
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Perigee Books; 2nd edition (Feb 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399526544
ISBN-13: 978-0399526541
Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.8 x 2.1 cm



Antique Collector's Marks
by Harriet Wilson
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0 Star



This brilliant book is perfect for dealers, stallholders and non-specialist collectors, as well as those simply looking for beautiful bargain objects for their homes. With the ever-growing interest in home style and antique and craft markets and fairs, this is a classic that is set to continue for many years.



The fifth edition of a guide to pottery and porcelain marks which was first published in 1959. The book has 20 sections covering all marks known in Britain and in the major ceramic-producing countries of Europe and the Far East.


Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain Marks John P. Cushion, W.B. Honey
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5 Star



A useful companion for anyone who enjoys browsing around junk shops, antique fairs or car boot sales in search of bargains. Crammed with valuable information to help you identify collectable British porcelain and pottery. Updated in the light of recent research on historic porcelain manufacturers and potters. All pre-1900 manufacturers' marks, over 700 potters' marks, and the pattern and shape registration codes from 1842-83.


New Handbook of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks Geoffrey A. Godden
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5 Star



Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks Geoffrey A. Godden
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5 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 766 pages
Publisher: Hutchinson; 2Rev Ed edition (31 Dec 1968)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0257657827
ISBN-13: 978-0257657820
Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.8 x 5.2 cm



Guide to First Edition Prices by R.B. Russell
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0 Star



Updated and expanded to over 33,000 books by more than 500 authors, this fifth edition gives an indication of values for the most collectable books in both British and American first editions. It includes classic authors from Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde, detective writers from Eric Ambler to Minette Walters, illustrators from Aubrey Beardsley to Florence Upton, and poets from Richard Aldington to Walt Whitman.




This guide, which is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced collectors, examines what you need to know about collecting British and American books from the late 19th century to 2002. It includes chapters on all of the major areas - literature, children's, illustrated, fine printing and binding - and explains the factors that influence value. Special focus on key authors and illustrators from Arthur Conan Doyle to J.K. Rowling.


Millers Collecting Modern Books Catherine Porter, Peter Selley
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0 Star



Completely revised, updated, and expanded, this price guide to vintage paperbacks lists more than 12,500 books along with their market prices and basic bibliographic data. More than 1,000 illustrations of key paperback covers and prices from $5 - $500+, this is an essential reference for collectors, book dealers, flea market bargain hunters, and anyone with an interest in books and popular culture memorabilia.


Collectable Paperback Books: A Paperback Price Reference -Jeff Canja
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0 Star


Star Rating: Customers who review books often leave a star rating. Where known, I have recreated this information to give you an idea of how popular the book was deemed by readers, researchers, collectors and dealers. Star Rating is for guidance only. More Books and Maps

Collecting Antique Maps
by Jonathan Potter
cover
Comic Book Checklist
by M Thompson
cover
British Prints: Dictionary and Price Guide by I Mackenzie
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Will H. Bradley: American Artist' Collector's Guide
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