Buying Rare Books: Condition & Value : How to Spot Inside Flaws in Rare Books

Buying Rare Books:  Condition & Value : How to Spot Inside Flaws in Rare Books

Hi, I’m Molly Mackey for Expert Village and now we’re going to talk a little bit about inside flaws and how to describe them properly. A lot of times we come across a book like this, heavy, heavy underlining, they go crazy and customers it’s …

Guide to Collecting Rare Books : Collecting Autographed and Inscribed Books

Guide to Collecting Rare Books : Collecting Autographed and Inscribed Books

Hi. I’m Erik Bosse. I’m with the Aldredge Bookstore. I’d like to talk about signed and inscribed books. Sometimes a signed book can be something as simple as an author writing their name on the book. Just a simple unadorned autograph. Sometimes it can be …

Guide to Collecting Rare Books : Advertising Pages in Rare Books

Hi. I’m Erik Bosse. I’m with the Aldredge Bookstore. The back pages of some books, particularly older books from the 19th, 18th, 17th century, you’re going to find, often times, and advertisements. Which are other books available from the publisher that gave you this book, …

Steven Conn: “The Encyclopedia, the Museum, and the Collection”

Steven Conn: “The Encyclopedia, the Museum, and the Collection”

– Good evening. I’m Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Perelman Building, to our new temporary auditorium. For the keynote lecture that will kickoff, a symposium we’ve organized jointly with …

Guide to Collecting Rare Books : Terms Used to Describe Rare Books

Hi. I’m Erik Bosse. I’m with the Aldredge Bookstore. I’m going to talk about terminology. It’s always useful to know what people in the know mean when they start using these very specific words talking about books. Something I think we all are probably familiar …