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Appraisals Research Guide

Though the Getty cannot offer any appraisal services, this guide offers information on how to conduct your own appraisal research.

Books, Ephemera, and Maps

American Book Prices Current. New York: Bancroft-Parkman. (annual)
Includes foreign titles. 

L'Argus du livre de collection. St-Romain-au-Mt d'Or, France: Artprice. (annual)
Covers auctions mostly taking place in France 

Book Auction Record: A Priced and Annotated Annual Record of International Book Auctions. Folkestone, Eng.: Dawson, 1903 – 1999.
International book auctions up to the end of the 1997 season 

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. (annual)
Prices and availability of books in the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles. 

Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise für Bücher, Handschriften und Autographen. Stuttgart: E. Hauswedell. (annual)
Auctions in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. 

Your Old Books
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries has provided a guide that addresses some frequently asked questions about rare and older books and their values.