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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07Jun Things to be Aware of when Buying Rare Books


This is an article that shouldn't need to be written, but sadly it does. There are sharks out there, but thankfully most of them are amateurs and shunned by the professional trade. This is by no means endemic. It should also be noted that these issues have been around as…

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