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WHAT MAKES A BOOK RARE?

@article{Annan1952WHATMA,
  title={WHAT MAKES A BOOK RARE?},
  author={Gertrude L. Annan},
  journal={Bulletin of the Medical Library Association},
  year={1952},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          72-3
        }
}
  • G. Annan
  • Published 1952
  • Economics
  • Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
The traditional definition of a rare book is any book which has an enhanced value because the demand for the book exceeds the supply, usually because of its importance, scarcity, age, condition, physical and aesthetic properties, association, or subject matter. If there is no demand for a book, it will probably not become a rare book even if the other factors exist. It is of little or no value if no one wants it. Demand can change as interests change. Importance Is the book in question an… 
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