Guide to Book Condition: How Condition Affects a Book’s Value

Guide to Book Condition: How Condition Affects a Book’s Value

It’s (almost) all about condition. As with all items in the world of antiques, the condition of an old or antique book greatly determines how valuable it is. When antiquarian book collectors choose new pieces for their libraries, condition plays a huge role. The...
Antique Gambling Books & Card Cheating

Antique Gambling Books & Card Cheating

Gambling has been part of America’s history from the nation’s infancy, going all the way back to colonial times. Even before the first European settlers arrived in North America, native tribes had developed games of chance. For the most part until the 1680s,...
Bound to Please: Book Collecting and Fine Bindings

Bound to Please: Book Collecting and Fine Bindings

People collect books for so many different reasons; some focus on a particular subject, others collect an entire literary genre; others covet only the earliest of works or modern first editions. A common thread that runs through every category of antiquarian books is...
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