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GUEST INFORMANT: NEW YORK CITY 1995 -- 1996 Hotel Westbury New York, May not be noted.
1 GUEST INFORMANT: NEW YORK CITY 1995 -- 1996 Hotel Westbury New York May not be noted.
May not be noted. 1995 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; color; 4to 11" - 13" tall; To 45 pages; Published 1995 with a lady and guest informant distribution network and advertising prices. 245 pages of ads and tourist information; 4 20102 
Price: 26.27 USD
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LEUCHTENDE BERGE Ein Fahrbuch Der Alpen Von Jos. Jul. Schatz, May not be noted.
2 LEUCHTENDE BERGE Ein Fahrbuch Der Alpen Von Jos. Jul. Schatz May not be noted.
Bruckmann 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; German language, 1954, tour the alps by motor, color plates. ; 4 22880 
Price: 13.11 USD
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SIGHTS IN BOSTON AND SUBURBS: OR, GUIDE TO THE STRANGE, Midgley, R. L
3 SIGHTS IN BOSTON AND SUBURBS: OR, GUIDE TO THE STRANGE Midgley, R. L
Boston, A Williams 1860 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Boston; Massachusetts; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 139, [14] pages; Midgley, R. L. Boston Sights: or Hand-Book for Visitors. Boston: A. Williams, 1860. 12mo, orig. Gilt-lettered brown cloth; some edge wear. Frontis. , text illustrated. Adverts. Lacking maps. Scattered light foxing. See Sabin 48872. 14pp of richly illustrated ads. ; 0 28553 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE DOLPHIN GUIDE TO PARIS, Davenport, William
4 THE DOLPHIN GUIDE TO PARIS Davenport, William
NY Doubleday & Co. , Inc. 1962 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; Unmarked, sound; 0 16546 
Price: 17.81 USD
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TYROL AND SALZBURG; VORARLBERG - SALZKAMMERGUT - WESTERN CARINTHIA; HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS 1961, Baedeker, Karl
5 TYROL AND SALZBURG; VORARLBERG - SALZKAMMERGUT - WESTERN CARINTHIA; HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS 1961 Baedeker, Karl
Leipzig Baedeker 1961 Fourteenth Edition Flexible plastic Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Switzerland; Guide Books; Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Maps, plates, b/w and color; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; lxxxiii, 447 pages; All maps and plates TYROL AND SALZBURG; VORARLBERG - SALZKAMMERGUT - WESTERN CARINTHIA; HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS 1961. 24 fold out maps, 3 town plans, 4 panoramas; 0 24792 
Price: 17.81 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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