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Photobooks – affordable collectibles that are soaring in value

Rare editions now sell for tens of thousands, but collectors on a limited budget can invest in emerging photographers by at The Guardian

This is a very interesting article about owning and collecting photobooks. I do think books should be looked at rather than kept in plastic sleeves and never handled simply because they will increase to greater values if un-blemished but it is nice to know that treasured books will have some value in the future even if I never realise the profit.

“At first glance they may look like overpriced coffee-table books, but photobooks are highly collectible works of art. In recent years, a boom in the market has seen prices skyrocket. At a dedicated auction at Christie’s in London last year, signed early editions of influential photobooks such as Robert Frank‘s The Americans and Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s The Decisive Moment sold for £43,250 and £13,750 respectively.”.………..more