Apr 112007
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Identifying First Editions

Identifying Contemporary First Edition Books Book collectors and booksellers are meticulous in their meaning of “First Edition.” In the book collecting industry, “First Edition” is always meant to be the first printing of the first edition of the book.  It is very important for the novice book collector or bookseller to understand that the meaning […]

Apr 102007
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From yesterday’s USA Today, the most memorable books of the past 25 years: 25 Books that leave a legacy Books tell a story — about our reading preferences, certainly, but also about what’s happening in our world. USA TODAY’s book editors and critics chose 25 titles that made an impact on readers and the publishing […]

Apr 092007
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $200 VG+ Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book was the 17th large-format children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel, and twenty-first overall. The first edition continues to show up on eBay for modest prices a couple of times per month. In […]

Apr 032007
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The Little Engine That Could - Identifying Variants

First Edition Identification The Little Engine That Could; written by [Watty Piper, pseud.]; Illustrated by Lois Lenski; Platt & Munk, 1930. Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $920 VG+ Background The Little Engine That Could has been widely popular since it’s original publication in the 1930’s, and is famous for bringing the refrain "I think […]

Apr 012007
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Collecting Early Readers

Children’s book collectors and many booksellers know of the collectibility of Caldecott and Newbery award winning books. Children’s early readers, or ‘Learn To Read’ books are also likely to develop as a collectible sector over the coming years. For decades, early readers were prescribed by school administration, often in the form of the ‘Dick and […]