Book lovers and collectors will want to read this! Arthur Boutiette has compiled the very first book to specialize in antique leather bound books and bindings for collecting and investment. Spanning over 500 years of leather bound book examples, the book provides the reader with thousands of book values. Chapters are also included on the history of the book and the printed word, types of bindings, how to collect books and where to find them, the anatomy of a book, and the care and preservation of books. Over 1,000 color photographs supplement the more than 2,000 listings. It's arranged alphabetically by author's name for easy, quick reference. See for yourself why this book is sure to be the most comprehensive price guide on leather books on today's market.