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Price Guides to Collectible Books

This is a checklist of price guides to rare and collectible books. It's arranged alphabetically by author. I do not review these titles here. For excellent reviews, try Silicon Valley Fine Books (Seth Steingraph) Reviews of Book Price Guides.

Some of these titles are out of print. Try searching for used copies in the form at the left of the page.


Adamiak, Richard The Law Book Price Guide : a market value reference for antiquarian, out-of-print and rare law books and documents and other law-related materials Self published. 390 pages


Ahearn, Allen & Patricia Ahearn Author Price Guides Regular updates These are available both as individual lists, and as complete sets. Contains sample signatures, brief biographical sketches, and information on the identification of the first U.S. and U.K. editions for each author. The link is to volume 1, however there are 2 volumes in set


Ahearn, Allen & Patricia Ahearn Collected Books: The Guide to Values Regular revisions Putnam Publishing Group. 832 pages. A fairly massive price guide focused on modern first editions. While no price guide is perfectly accurate, the Ahearns are widely considered to be among the most knowledgeable in the field.


Ahearn, Allen & Patricia Ahearn Book Collecting 2000 : A Comprehensive Guide Regular revisions Putnam Publishing Group. 480 pages. Prices listed are almost exclusively for authors first books - generally the most valuable. Also has much additional material of interest to both collector and bookseller.


Allen, Colonel Bob A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks : A History of People, Companies and Cooking 1998 Collector Books. 213 pages.


Amtmann, Bernard (Complier) Montreal Book Auction Records Canadiana, Americana, Artica, Books & Pamphlets, Autograph The complete set covers 1967 to 1982. While the prices are badly outdated, these records are still quite widely used.


Anna Marie Guiheen, Marie-Reine A. Pafik The Sheet Music Reference & Price Guide 1995 Collector Books. 320 pages. Contains over 13,000 listings.


Axe, John The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books 2000 Hobby House Press. 112 pages


Barile, Mary Cookbooks Worth Collecting 1993 Wallace-Homestead Book Co. 232 pages


Barlow, Ronald S., Ray Reynolds, Ron Barlow The Insiders Guide to Old Books Magazines Newspapers and Trade Catalogs : 21000 Items Priced by Dealers and Collectors 1995 Windmill Pub Co; 455 pages


Barnett, Carol Botanical and Horticultural Books A Price Guide 1991 Spoon River Press


Baumgarten, E. Lee Price Guide and Bibliographic Check List for Children's and Illustrated Books 1880-1960. 1996 Martinsburg, WV: E. Lee Baumgarten Books. Covers over 10,000 titles, with points of issue and estimated prices.


Bergen, Jr., James A A Price and Reference Guide to Books Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs 1999 The Golden Lion, 604 pages


Bradley, Van Allen The Book Collector's Handbook of Values, 1982-83 1982 New York. Putnam's. Pretty much superseded by Allen and Patricia Ahearn's Collected Books the Guide to Values.


Breese, Martin Breese's Guide to Modern First Editions 1999 Breese Books Ltd, 304 pages.


Broadfoot, Tom and Julia Nichols Civil War Books: A Priced Checklist with Advice 1996 Broadfoot Pub Co


Brown, David and Virginia Brown Whitman Juvenile Books : Reference & Value Guide 1996 Collector Books. 143 pages


Brundin, Robert Price Guide to Books on Canada and The Canadian Arctic Out-of-print


Canick, Michael Price Guide to Magic Books : 1639-1990 1997 NY. Volcanick Press


Clark, Alan The Children's Annual : a history and collector's guide London, Boxtree ,1988. 160 pages Out-of-print


Cole, Michael (Editor) Literature (Annual Register of Book Values) Annual Published in England by the Clique, this series is a good source of information on British imprints. No longer available in book form, but you can get the CD compilation of the entire ARBV series.


Cole, Michael (editor) Science & Medicine (Annual Register of Book Values) Annual Published in England by the Clique, this series is a good source of information on British imprints. No longer available in book form, but you can get the CD compilation of the entire ARBV series.


Cole, Michael (Editor) Arts & Architecture (Annual Register of Book Values) Annual Published in England by the Clique, this series is a good source of information on British imprints. No longer available in book form, but you can get the CD compilation of the entire ARBV series.


Cole, Michael (Editor) Voyages, Travel & Exploration (Annual Register of Book Values) Annual Published in England by the Clique, this series is a good source of information on British imprints. No longer available in book form, but you can get the CD compilation of the entire ARBV series.


Cole, Michael (Editor) Modern First Editions (Annual Register of Book Values) Annual Published in England by the Clique, this series is a good source of information on British imprints. No longer available in book form, but you can get the CD compilation of the entire ARBV series.


Cole, Michael (Editor) Early Printed Books (Annual Register of Book Values) Annual Published in England by the Clique, this series is a good source of information on British imprints. No longer available in book form, but you can get the CD compilation of the entire ARBV series.


Collins, Richard L. (Editor) Mandeville's Used Book Price Guide : An Aid in Ascertaining Current Prices : Retail Prices of Rare, Scarce, Used and Out-Of-Print Books Regular revisions


Connolly, Joseph Modern First Editions : Their Value to Collectors 1987 A British publication, and thus has a heavy preponderance of UK authors/editions. It covers relatively few authors, but almost all titles are listed for those authors. Out-of-print


Dickinson, Linda J. Price Guide to Cookbooks and Recipe Leaflets 1990 Collector Books. 190 pages. Looks to have between 1500 and 2000 listings. Prices updated in 1997.


Dusablon, Mary Anna America's Collectible Cookbooks : The History, the Politics, the Recipes 1994 Ohio Univ Press. 229 pages


Flacks, Erwin Maxfield Parrish: Identification & Price Guide 1998 Collectors Press. 256 pages


Flanagan, Maurice Paperbacks USA & UK Vol 1 1997 Zardoz Books. 44 pages


Fogel, Al Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Price-Guide & Checklist 1944-1999 1999 Glenn Daniels Publishing Corporation. 228 pages


George A. Zimmermann Price Guide to Methodist Books 1976-1981 1982 Lists about 2,000 titles.


George, Mark A. Price Guide of World War I and World War II Books and Manuals 19,000 price entries on more than 13,000 books.


Greason, Rebecca, Tom Tumbusch, Tomart Publications Tomart's Price Guide to Golden Book Collectibles Out-of-print


Hancer, Kevin Hancer's Price Guide to Paperback Books Several editions were produced. Out-of-print


Hand, Richard A. A Bookman's Guide to the Indians of the Americas: A Compilation of over 10,000 Catalogue Entries With Prices and Annotations


Hand, Richard A. A Bookman's Guide to Archaeology: A Compilation of over 7,000 Books Pertaining to the Scientific Study of Prehistoric and Historic People


Hand, Richard A. A Bookman's Guide to Hunting, Shooting, Angling,and Related Subjects: A Compilation of over 13,450 Catalog Entries With Prices and Annotations


Henkel, David K. Collectible Magazines - Identification and Price Guide 2000 Harper Resource. 768 pages


Holland, William, Douglas Congdon-Martin The Collectible Maxfield Parrish With Value Guide 1993 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.


Howlett-West, Stephanie Behind the Lens: A price guide to books on photography


Howlett-West, Stephanie The Thrill of Victory: A Price guide to books on Sports


Howlett-West, Stephanie The Inter-Galactic Price Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror 20,000 entries


Howlett-West, Stephanie Whistles, Wing and Wheels: a price guide for transportation books


Huxford, Sharon and Bob Huxford Huxford's Old Book Value Guide Annual Many lower priced items, which means that you will find prices for many of the more common titles.


Huxford, Sharon and Bob Huxford Huxford's Paperback Value Guide 1994 Collector Books


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