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Old Books Reference

Vintage Collectibles : Old Books Reference


  • Baedeker Datenbank und Kenner-Referenz - A site for collectors of pre-war Baedeker guidebooks, with pricing, reference and auction data. 

  • Biblia Sacra - Showcase for an electronic bibliography on bibles printed in the Netherlands and Belgium. Provides extensive descriptions and numerous reproductions of typographical and iconographical material. 

  • BibSite - Provided by the Bibliographical Society of America, provides public access to accumulated bibliographical research materials. Bibliographers can make additions and corrections to the database. 

  • BIBSOCAN - Describes an email discussion group dealing with bibliography. Sponsored by The Bibliographical Society of Canada 

  • Books and Writers - A computerized database of books and writers. 

  • Canada Book Series - Listing of the titles comprising various series of Canadian books. 

  • Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books - A manual of rules for catalogers of the Library of Congress and others working with rare materials. 

  • Early Penguin Paperbacks - Illustrates the history of early Penguin paperbacks, including Kings and illustrated classics. 

  • Henry George Bohn - The Bohn Bibliography lists his libraries and general publications. There is a biography and author indexes. 

  • Leggman's Time-Life Library - Contains complete set lists for all Time-Life books series. Also includes printable checklists for each series and shopping links. 

  • Maida's Other Little Website for Collectors of the Books by Inez Haynes Irwin about Maida Westabrook - Help collectors of the Maida series estimate printing dates from bindings and dustjackets of Grosset&Dunlap books by Inez Haynes Irwin about Maida Westabrook and the Big Eight 

  • Oddbooks - Devoted to self described odd books and their authors. 

  • Studies in Bibliography - Presents archives of this journal, covering topics ranging from analytical bibliography to the history of printing and publishing. Published for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. 

  • Top Ten Books of the 20th Century - Visitors are welcome to vote for their favorites. Compiled by the Centenary Book Project. 

  • Violet Books: Bibliographies Index - Antiquarian supernatural literature including essays and a gallery of rare dust wrappers. 

  • Ward Lock Red Guides Information - A website about early editions of Ward Lock "Red" travel guides, aimed at enthusiasts and collectors, to provide bibliography information, history and dating. 

  • Winston Science Fiction Classics - A list of books in this series along with cover scans of some of them.

  • ARS OBSCURA Bookbinders Inc. - Specializes in antique book repair and restoration. 

  • Book and Pamphlet Preservation - Procedures and treatments for book repair and pamphlet binding. 

  • Book Care For Bibliophiles - Tips on taking care of your books. 

  • Book Repair and Restoration - Restores binding to Bibles, heirlooms, historical books. Genuine leather/standard material/all types & colors. 

  • - Products and solutions for the storage and preservation of books and collectibles. 

  • BookUse - Book care advise, glossary, products and services, and cafe' for book collectors. 

  • Conservation OnLine - A project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to professionals involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. 

  • Craft Bookbinding Co. - Expert book restoration, rebinding and repair. Paper restoration. Restoration of object made of leather, paper or wood. 

  • Demco Home Page - Quality supplies and furniture for libraries, schools, offices and the home. 

  • - Book binding and restoration, custom made albums, diaries and sketch books, and art and photography books. 

  • Guidelines for Restoration and Preservation of Documentary Papers, Maps, Books - Provided by the Maine State Archives. 

  • Library of Congress: Frequently Asked Questions on Preservation - Most frequently asked questions of preservation or conservation professionals. 

  • Lonely Pine Bindery - Antique book restoration, archival repair or rebinding that reflects the methods used to bind the book originally. 

  • Peabody Book Services - Book Repair and Restoration Services. Common repairs are re-attaching covers, re-attaching pages, fixing spines, new spine covers. Frail book boxes and paperback conversion to hardback are also popular customer services. Book Repair for lifetimes of use. 

  • PJGrill Books - Online bookseller and service, that specializes in the repair and restoration of 19th and 20th century hard and softcover books. 

  • Preservation Services - Provides education, training, information, and consulting to cultural institutions. 

  • A Simple Book Repair Manual - From the Dartmouth College Libraries, this book provides background on standard commercial book production, gives guidelines for selecting appropriate candidates for in-house book repair, and introduces the elements of book repair. 

  • Your Home Library (Brodart Co.) - Provides supplies and furnishings for home libraries, enthusiastic readers and book collectors.

  • Bibliographical Society - Founded in 1892, this is the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history. 

  • Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand - Focuses on scholarly interest in physical bibliography and the history of the written word. 

  • Bibliographical Society of Canada - Aims to promote bibliographical publications and the preservation and extension of knowledge of printed works and manuscripts, particularly those relating to Canada. 

  • Bibliographical Society of Virginia - Founded in order to promote interest in books and manuscripts, maps, printing, the graphic arts, and bibliography and textual criticism. 

  • Center for the Book - A Library of Congress affiliate featuring, state center affiliates, community of the book organizations, reading promotion partners, book fairs and other literary events. 

  • Ex Libris - Provides history and information about Czech bookplates. Offers biographies of noted artists, resources and a membership application form. [English, Czech and German] 

  • The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies - Organization keeping its member clubs informed of news, events, publications, and activities related to books and book collecting. 

  • Oxford Bibliographical Society - Founded in 1922. Membership of the Society is available, on application, to all those interested in manuscripts, printed books and the arts and trades connected with them. 

  • The Philobiblon Club - Philadelphia's club for book collectors, booksellers, and anyone interested in books. Includes club history and membership information.

  • Book Source Monthly - Hard-copy, black and white publication with expanded online sections such as book search. Both the website and home-delivered version include auction results, book show information, editorials and other feature content. 

  • Fine Books & Collections Magazine - Online version of bimonthly hard-copy publication aimed at book collectors and rare book dealers. Covers latest trends in book selling and collecting. Expert columns, events calendar covers fairs and auctions. 

  • Firsts Magazine - A hard-copy resource for book collecting, including first editions, rare, and antiquarian books. Online provides articles covering the basics. 

  • Penn Reviews in the History of the Book - Known as PRHB, this email journal reviews new publications and articles dealing with the history of the book. 

  • Textualities - An online magazine dealing with the book and writing. Contains archives of the its predecessor, the Scottish Book Collector Magazine. (Scotland)



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