Established in 1964, Bookman's Price Index is an index to
rare and antiquarian books offered for sale in the catalogs of
100-200 book dealers in the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles.
The number of titles listed in each volume is approximately 15,000;
in the course of a year some 50-60,000 books are described.
Volumes do not supersede previous volumes. Each volume covers
catalogs from the previous 4 to 6 months.
Entries Include: Title and author, edition, year published
physical description (size, binding, illustrations); detailed
description of the book's condition including flaws, amount of
wear, comment on scarcity; price as listed in catalog; catalog
source and number.
Included are three appendixes:
- "Association Copies": Listing books by significant people who
have owned them
- "Fine Bindings": Listing books that have had special bindings
applied, arranged by the name of the binder
- "Fore-Edge Paintings": Listing books that have had scenes
painted on the edge of the book, listed by the name of the
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