How to Identify and Collect American First Editions
by Jack Tannen
Arco Publishing, 1985 (Second Edition), hardcover in dust jacket, 142 pages. This book is more of a primer for the prospective bookman. Instead of the 3,000 publishers listed in Zempel & Verkler, this book lists fewer than 400 of what the author believes are the largest of the major publishing houses, and tells how to identify 1st editions of each. He then tells which authors are most collectable in each major genre.