Our friends at AbeBooks.com are giving book collectors (or anyone with the slightest interest in book collecting) a chance to win a signed copy of Collected Books: The Guide to Identification and Values by Allen & Patricia Ahearn.
The book, now in it's fourth edition, is a fantastic reference for over 20,000 titles explaining publication dates, issue points, print runs, number of volumes and other vital bibliographic data.
AbeBooks is giving away one signed copy of the 2011 edition Collected Books. If you want to enter simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them about the most prized first edition in your book collection. In the entry explain why the book is so special and describe its condition. AbeBooks say they may use this information in a feature highlighting first editions.
As usual don′t forget to include your name, hometown and state or province in the email, and include "First editions" in the subject line. It appears the contest is only open to US and Canadian residents and ends August 31, 2011. The winner will be selected in a random draw (the odds of being drawn are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received) and will have to answer a skill-testing question.