02Jun The Modern Sophisticated Book - What it is and its Place in the Market for Rare Books


For those unaware, and collectors should not be unaware, a sophisticated book is one that has been 'doctored or faked up' (Carter & Barker, 2010, p207). English-speakers mostly use the term sophisticated nowadays to mean something improved by education or experience, the usage in the rare book world refers to…

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27Apr How to Collect Books


Previously published on our blog firsteditionbooks.co.ukNow and then we get asked for advice on creating a book collection. Most of our collectors know exactly what they want to collect and how to go about it, but for new collectors it can be a difficult task.One of the biggest sticking points,…

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14Feb Britain vs America - What Editions to Collect


NOTE: This first appeared on an earlier blog in July, 2016.Nope, this isn’t some whimsical hammering on the chest, it’s a brief look at which editions to buy when collecting rare books. As a little spoiler; this won’t provide a set of rules that determine which edition to collect; it’s…

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