When it comes to antique books, how old is “old”?
Published by Regency Antique Books - 2015
In the world of antique books, “old” means OLD. To the surprise of many antique book collectors who are just getting started, 19th century books and post Victorian (circa 1901) books are generally ...
What is a Rare Book?
The Six Criteria of Rarity in Antiquarian Books
by Jeremy M. Norman
As an antiquarian bookseller, I am frequently asked to define “antiquarian” or “rare” books. To some extent these two relatively vague but omnipresent terms are used interchangeably in the trade. Nev...
Browse through the lots in StoryLTD's upcoming auction on 13th -14th December, featuring books dated from the mid-1700s to the early 20th century, maps recording early settlements in India and around the world and photographs including hand-coloured portraits of royal ...
StoryLTD's auction on 13th -14th December, features lots representing over 200 years of colonial Indian history, including old maps, vintage photographs of historical India and gilt bound books on cartography and photography.
For some bibliophiles, the merits of the content are irrelevant: They judge books by their covers. An often-told tale has a collector, a Mr. Locker, taking a rare book with a small imperfection back to a binder. The binder examined the faulty cover and then, looking over his spec...
?Whoever has entered rooms which used to house volumes, maybe over the course of centuries, is aware of the feeling of holding ancient documents and books, and can imagine the emotion to give a new life to works that a long sleep has laid still for years. Through the bookseller?s search there ...
This guide addresses some frequently asked questions about rare and older books and their values. The answers are meant only as general responses to these questions, and many possible exceptions are not described.