Out-of-Print and Antiquarian Books: Guides for Reference Librarians

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Orvin Lee Shiflett, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The issue of evaluating old books is one that, on a functional level, has been removed from the provenance of librarians by Internal Revenue Service regulations. But the question in public, academic, and special libraries persists as does the assumption on the part of the general public that librarians know something about old books and the antiquarian book trade. This article reviews the issues involved and discusses the sources of pricing information most useful for general libraries in the United States and Canada.

Additional Information

RQ 32 (Fall 1992): 85-100
Language: English
Date: 1992
rare books, antiquarian book trade

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