Treasure Detectives is a terrific show that is broadcast on CNBC and today their Website posted a great video and article on how to spot a fake rare book. You definitely need to check it out if you are a bibliophile.
You may also want to read my previous posts on rare books:
Collecting Modern First Editions was posted on February 7, 2010.
A link to The Wall Street Journal’s article on beginning bibiliophilia can be found in my November 25, 2011 post.
Collecting books can be VERY rewarding, but is certainly not without hazards! I stick to modern first editions which are easy to check and I always make sure to buy books I want to read.