Whether you're an avid collector, bookseller, or casual collector, these books should help you find out how to identify first editions. Read more about collecting first edition classics.
by K. Anthony Ward. Ashgate Publishing. In this comprehensive reference resources, K. Anthony Ward discusses many of issues involved in searching for books. Whether it's the problem of the cost of comprehensive bibliographies, or the difficulty of accessing appropriate reference resources, this book offers something for every collector.
by Ian C. Ellis. Perigee Trade. Ian C. Ellis offers a complete guide to collecting books, which includes a discussion of first editions, auctions, valuable books, and more. Also, find an index for the most collectible books.
by Edward N Zempel. Spoon River Press. This book indicates how different publishers denote first printings (first editions), whether it's on the copyright page or or not present at all.
by Martin Breese. Breese Books. This comprehensive guide features a list of nearly 2,000 first editions by some of the world's most collectible authors, including Agatha Christie P.G. Wodehouse, and other writers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and around the world.
5. Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editionsby Bill McBride. McBride Publications. This book is a beginner's guide to identifying first editions, with a good introduction, a list of more than 3,000 publishers, and an indication for how to identify a first printing for each publisher.