Guide to First Edition Prices 2008/9

Edited By R.B. Russell
December 2007
Tartarus Press Ltd
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781905784035
564 Pages, Illustrated, 7 3/4 x 11 3/4"
$72.50 Paper Original

This seventh edition of R. B. Russell's "Guide to First Edition Prices" has been completely updated and expanded and now gives the values of 42,500 sought-after books by nearly 800 authors and artists.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, in British and American first editions, limited editions and important, collectable reprints.Compiled for collectors, bookdealers and all who love literature, this indispensable volume now includes 1,000 useful colour illustrations.

Everyone knows that the first edition of the first "Harry Potter" book fetches a high price, but there are thousands of other books that collectors will pay good money for, and not just the obvious classics. "The Tartarus Press Guide to First Edition Prices" will help in the identification of these hidden treasures.All entries have been updated and expanded.

Titles published after 1920 are assigned values with and without dust-jackets, almost doubling the total number of suggested values to over 70,000. Each author in the main section of the book is briefly appraised, and a full bibliographical listing of their works given. This edition also includes a number of useful appendices: Single Title Entries, References and Individual Author Bibliographies, Pseudonyms, Winners of The Nobel Prize for Literature, The Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.

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