While Library policy prohibits us from providing authentication, appraisals, or recommendations, a few FAQs and other resources on rare books and manuscripts can be found at the following URLs:

  • Your Old Books
    Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries has provided a guide that addresses frequently asked questions about rare and older books and their values.
  • American Book Prices Current. New York: Bancroft-Parkman.
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
    AABA staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters
  • Appraisers Association of America
  • Bonham's
  • Bookfinder
    Used and rare book search service with over 70 million titles.
  • Bookman's Price Index: A Guide to the Values of Rare and Other Out of Print Books. Detroit: Thomson Gale. Prices and availability of books in the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles.

The Huntington does not provide, endorse, recommend, or guarantee the appraisal services above. 

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