The weird and wonderful ‘lingo’ used in the secondhand book trade is like a foreign language. And it's so extensive that it requires a whole page. Click here to view our ever expanding Glossary of Book Terminology.
AUTHENTICATION OF AUTHOR SIGNATURES
How do you know for sure that the book you have in your collection is actually signed by the author? The TomFolio website has a great resource for checking the signature of 1,000s of popular authors. Just click on this link for more information - Available Author Autograph Signature Samples.
Although book binding and restoration is a dying art, there are still some great practitioners out there. We have listed a few below that we are happy to recommend.