rare books

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Scope note
Books that are valuable due to their actual or prospective rarity, specifically books distinguished by an early publication date, limited issue, historical interest, or a special characteristic of the edition or binding, for example having been signed by the artist or containing special illustrations. This designation typically includes books that are collected by a special collections department, archives, or museum, as opposed to books that are available to casual readers on the shelves of a public library.
rare books
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024