As a book collector, I really get a kick out of the five
Janeway titles by John Dunning. John has a rather negative
opinion of signed first editions, which comes out in "Sign of
the Book". Also as a result, he signs (or did, before his
stroke) just about every book! One collector quipped that it
was getting difficult to find a first edition that John had
not signed, so the unsigned books should have a higher
And there is Bernie Rhodenbarr, the burglar of Lawrence
There seem to be a number of other book dealers who are part
time detectives, but having samples some I had to pass.
Are there any other book dealer detectives out there?
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