Collecting old books and manuscripts

Now collecting ancient manuscripts and books is experiencing a revival. This type of collecting is one of the most expensive kinds of antique collectors, which testifies to the wealth of the owner.

Despite the fact that trading in old books was common in the middle ages, but the beginning of a professional collectibles antiquarian book is considered to be the middle of the seventeenth century, when Germany began its activities in a large book fair, which was exhibited antique rare books. As for Russia, it is the first known collector of books is the Imperial family Ferapontov.

It should be noted that to the book are collecting and sheet edition. These are different kinds of calendars, posters, menus, posters and the like, here it is possible to include Special Map of European Russia. Since the beginning of the nineteenth century in Russia is gaining great popularity prints, executed in the style of etching. The peculiarity of these reproductions is distinct from the primary material used in the manufacture of creativity, make corrections in the primary material. This factor provides these things a certain historical value. Since the late nineteenth century is very common become illustrative cards, also be the subject of collecting. In that time they have become very popular and, respectively, were produced in large quantities. Rates on these cards were not very large.

Vary the different principles, on which there is collecting sheet items and antique books. Some collects values depending on the subject, publisher, owner, and other. The value of antique books influenced by its content, time of creation, preservation, appearance, and other criteria. Objects Dating species book of Antiques is the text of the book, the author’s name, material, autographs.

At this time the most spread in the antiquarian book market there are things nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Books, dated eighteenth century, quite frequent. And old editions to meet quite difficult. One reason for this is that imported into the country this kind of Antiques is prohibited, because they have the status of national monuments.

Therefore, collecting old books and written products has a fairly long history of evolution. Now this hobby is very solid, doing it for people with high incomes. The value of their collections sometimes is estimated to be millions of dollars. But it is not necessary to have large initial capital to begin to engage in this business. You can begin to collect not such a long and expensive writing articles. It is quite possible that after some time, your collection will be a very rare and valuable and you will become a very wealthy man. As you are such a prospect? It all depends on you and your perseverance.

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