Series: The Official Price Guide
Paperback: 319 pages
Publisher: House of Collectibles; 2 edition (October 22, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Ms. Ware is a highly knowledgeable, respected expert in the field. This is a solid reference that does not, as some reviewers suggest, encourage buyers to rely entirely on dealers' self-interested recommendations, nor does it purport to eliminate the need to check on market conditions before buying.
Wow. The rug world is unreal, full of spite and petty jealousy.Is this book the bible on rugs? No. Is it a concise, handy little guide for the novice? Yes. My biggest issue with the book is that over time (and fluctuating market conditions), it's pricing will eventually become outdated, but as long as Ms. Ware revises it every decade or so, who cares?For the record, my copy of this book shows rug prices that are *gasp* nothing more than actual auction results from Sotheby's, Skinners, etc., so I don't understand the jab by one of the reviewers below? Perhaps this review was done without actually READING the book? Hmmm...Ms. Ware has written a very enjoyable little book that my rug washing customers like to borrow. All who have done so have enjoyed it very much, most have gone out & purchased their own copy. Compared to some of the rug "encyclopedias", the cost is very low. I'm happy I bought this book, and I think you will like it as well.
Good addition to book case
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