- Guide to First Edition
- Eighth Edition
- by R.B. Russell
- This eighth edition of R.B. Russell's Guide
to First Edition Prices is compiled for collectors, bookdealers and all
who love literature, providing a guide to the value of over 50,000
sought-after books. It includes classic authors from Jane Austen to
Oscar Wilde, detective writers from Eric Ambler to Minette Walters,
illustrators from Aubrey Beardsley to Florence Upton, and poets from
Richard Aldington to Walt Whitman. 684 authors and artists are
represented, in British and American first editions, limited editions
and important, collectable reprints.
- Everyone knows that the first edition of the first
Harry Potter book fetches a high price, but there are thousands of other
books that collectors will pay good money for, and not just the obvious
classics. The Tartarus Press Guide to First Edition
help in the identification of these hidden treasures.
- All entries in the Guide have been updated and expanded. Titles published
after 1920 are assigned values with and without dust-jackets, almost
doubling the total number of suggested values to over 80,000. Each
author in the main section of the book is briefly appraised, and a full
bibliographical listing of their works given. This edition also includes
a number of useful appendices: Single Title Entries, References and
Individual Author Bibliographies, Pseudonyms, Publishers' Conventions
for Identifying First Editions, Winners of The Nobel Prize for
Literature, The Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.
- "...curiously fascinating."
Times Literary Supplement, 23rd May, 2008.
- "…a browser’s delight, as
illuminating as it’s absorbing … no collector will be fooled by the £25
tag. It’s priceless." The Bookdealer, October
Pages: 861 + xii. Format: Paperback ISBN
Please note that the
paperback edition is no longer available direct from us. However, it can
be obtained from Antiques
Epub edition: £7.99! (Please note that this will be
emailed to you manually!)
Direct from Amazon for Kindle
Page updated 16th July