Quote of the Week

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."

    -Henry David Thoreau

A Bit About ABPC Online

American Book Prices Current is a record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. ABPC is not just a transcribed record copied unquestioningly from the season's auction catalogs. Rather, ABPC is the standard tool used by dealers, appraisers, auction houses, scholars and tax authorities. It is, moreover, the only work in English in which each listing of printed material has been checked as to title, format, date of publication, edition, and limitation. For these reasons, ABPC is an essential tool for buying, selling, and evaluating literary and historical material, based on actual figures realized at auction.