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Best Antique Books That Will Hook You

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Antique books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2019 (2018)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouThe Kovels are the most trusted source for both the casual and the expert collector. With 16,000 actual prices, 2,500 full color photographs and 500 marks, the guide also features exceptionally well-organized, wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute information, and includes more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other competitive title. Kovels’ is the only guide with prices based on actual sales from the previous calendar year, never estimates. Unlike other guides, which focus almost exclusively on English or high-priced items, Kovels’ covers all American and international…
Author(s): Terry Kovel, Kim Kovel

2. Picker’s Bible: How to Pick Antiques Like the Pros (2014)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouWhether you’re a dumpster diver, estate sale addict, or modern archaeologist, this easy-to-use and informative guide to picking is guaranteed to improve your antiquing skills. The Picker’s Bible provides great tips on where and how to find antiques for the best price. A fun and quick read, the book explains the ins and outs of negotiating price, things to avoid, secrets to success, and how to do it all better than the other guy. There is hidden treasure out there . . . The Picker’s Bible will help you find it!…
Author(s): Joe Willard

3. An Automated Murder: (A Whodunit Antiques Cozy Mystery Book 3) (2019)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouIt's Christmastime in Wallace Point–but that doesn't mean the town's getting a vacation from murder!Mr. Yamamoto's Toy Shop is famous for handcrafted wooden automata. Shingo Yamamoto is a modern day genius, crafting whimsical clockwork toys capable of a wide range of movements. But on the day of his toy shop's grand reopening, things go from wondrous to murderous when one of Shingo's automata kills a man in a locked room.Abigail and Grandma just so happen to be at the scene of the crime. They doubt that Shingo would commit such a heinous murder, not when he has a successful small…
Author(s): Shelly West

4. Secrets in a Bottle: (A Whodunit Antiques Cozy Mystery Book 1) (2019)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouAbigail Lane is a petite spitfire and proud owner of a Great Dane twice her size. She’s been struggling to make it in a crowded city when a call beckons her down to the cozy seaside town of Wallace Point. Now’s her chance to meet a grandmother she never knew—if Grandma survives, that is!Grandma is in a coma after an apparent break-in at her antique store, leaving Abigail to run Whodunit Antiques in her absence. The locals are very protective of Grandma, their de facto town matriarch, making Abigail wonder… just who is this woman?When Grandma wakes up, a mystery…
Author(s): Shelly West

5. A Stab in the Dark: (A Whodunit Antiques Cozy Mystery Book 2) (2019)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouThe Ripper has returned, and it's up to Abigail to uncover the killer with the help of her feisty grandmother, their trusty dogs, and an unlikely ally. Ever since Abigail moved to the cozy seaside town of Wallace Point, intrigue continues to unfold. She already solved one murder, only to have another spring up at a nearby motel, thought to be the work of the infamous Wallace Point Ripper.To further complicate things, James Wilson, a hot-headed PI, arrives in town. Abigail is convinced that James is up to something. The whole town, however, welcomes Sheriff Wilson's prodigal son with a warm embrace, leaving it up to…
Author(s): Shelly West

6. Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture (1986)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouWith more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture….
Author(s): Joseph T. Butler, Ray Skibinski

7. Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2020 (2019)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouThe most trusted and complete antiques & collectibles price guide available! The Kovels’2020 edition is packed with 16,000 listings and 2,500 full-color photographs featuring collectibles in furniture, jewelry, toys, glass, and more. The Kovels are the most trusted source for both the casual and the expert collector. With 16,000 actual prices and 2,500 full-color photographs, the guide also features exceptionally well-organized, wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute information, and includes more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other…
Author(s): Terry Kovel, Kim Kovel

8. Miller’s Antique Marks (2013)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouWhether you are buying at auction, flea market or antiques shop, this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewelry and toys and dolls….
Author(s): Judith Miller

9. Going Off the Grid: The How-To-Book of Simple Living and Happiness (2017)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouIs city life fencing you in? Break free of the daily grind with off-the-grid solutions for a simpler, stress-free tomorrow. Are you overworked and overcrowded? Do you dream of dropping off the radar? Do you crave the peace of mind that only nature can provide? Fitness and military intelligence expert Gary Collins has helped thousands of people roam free with firsthand advice shared on his popular website. And now he's here to help you reclaim your independence. Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness contains step-by-step instructions…
Author(s): Gary Collins

10. Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2019/2020 (Miller’s Collectibles Price Guide) (2018)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouMiller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the up-to-date guide to the collectibles market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full color, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for – how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewelery.Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with…
Author(s): Judith Miller

11. Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2019 (2018)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouAs the best-selling annual price guide in North America, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles is the finest source for information you'll find. Filled with expert advice, market and collecting trends, historical information, values and approximately 4,000 color photographs, Antique Trader provides a clear and respected perspective on an incredibly diverse and always fascinating field. Because the market is ever changing, the book is completely revised each year, filled with new and expanded collecting areas of interest. Vetted by professional who buy and sell…
Author(s): Eric Bradley

12. Hatpins and Hatpin Holders: An Illustrated Value Guide (1983)

Best Antique Books That Will Hook YouAuthor Lillian Baker is founder of the first club for collectors of hatpins and hatpin holders and author of an encyclopedia on the subject for which this handbook serves as an addendum and supplement. The infinite variety of hatpins, holders, and stands, makes collecting them an exciting adventure, and sharing these finds with readers and other collectors is the purpose of this book….
Author(s): Lillian Baker

Best Antique Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some antique books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Controlling Contested Places: Late Antique Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy

Author(s): Christine Shepardson
Publisher: University of California Press, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2419129

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity

Author(s): Pennick Morgan Faith
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2018, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226031

A study of the narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis’ Dionysiaca : storytelling in late antique epic

Author(s): Geisz, Camille
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2239205

The Materiality of Texts from Ancient Egypt: New Approaches to the Study of Textual Material from the Early Pharaonic to the Late Antique Period

Author(s): F.A.J. Hoogendijk and Steffie van Gompel
Publisher: BRILL, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2272736

The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity: Development, Decline, and Demise Ca. A.D. 270-430

Author(s): Walsh, D.
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2299830

A Companion to Late Antique Literature

Author(s): Scott McGill; Edward Watts
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2304104

The Letters of Alciphron: A Unified Literary Work?

Author(s): Michèle Biraud (Editor), Arnaud Zucker (Editor)
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314277

Radical Traditionalism: The Influence of Walter Kaegi in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies

Author(s): David Olster; Christian Raffensperger
Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2349569

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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