Delightful, easy reading, practical, inspirational -- a book for the beginner as well as for those who have already caught the bug. He gives enough of the background of book collecting, enough of the pitfalls, to help the beginner decide which path he shall tread, early firsts, modern firsts, special editions, or what have you. A book that should result in substantial plus business if you place it in the right hands. Practical facts about how to recognize firsts, what constitutes the ultimate value, how ""points"" control value, and so on. Specific facts about collector's items, relative value, etc. Guide to first aids in other books and catalogues.