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Antiquarian Books Reference

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA)

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America has a fine web site - features include"find a Book" and "Find a Bookseller", as well as information about book fairs and a Collectors' Corner.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection. The majority of the Beinecke Library's holdings are cataloged online.

Antiquarian Books Reference

Antiquarian Book Values

An article offering assistance on determining the value of old and rare books.

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

The League represents twenty nations and 2000 leading booksellers throughout the world. The website provides a wealth of resources, including a Gallery of Highlights, where book dealers present some of their most special books, and searchable online catalogues of many of the world's leading antiquarian booksellers.

Rare Book School

Rare Book School (RBS) is an independent non-profit educational institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects. Founded in 1983, it moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992.

Rare Books and Manuscripts

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association. Includes a guide covering some frequently asked questions about rare books and book values.