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What is an old book?

What is an antique book?What is an antique book?
The classic definition is that a former book is simply a book that was printed before 1851. But today the term old book refers to a larger reality: it denotes any rare book, more or less valuable, that we do not find in a traditional library but in "antiquarian booksellers."

Determining the value of an old book based on several criteria: the author and the work of course, the scarcity of publishing, the quality of the book, the state of the binding, or unique Characteristics Such an autograph sending a prestigious provenanace etc.

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