This comprehensive and encyclopedic handbook covers a vast range of topics, from appraisal procedures, methodology, and considerations to guidelines for appraising specific selected fine and decorative art. An incredible, thoughtful, and allencompassing scope of subject matter, compiled by the Appraisers Association of America, is defined and expertly explained. Two introductory essays serve as a prologue and a history to the essays that follow, which discuss and examine the multilayered and expansive breadth of areas that are appraised, in addition to articles relating the business and legal side of appraisal. The appraisal of paintings, prints, photographs, ethnic art, furniture, pottery, glass, jewellery, coins, entertainment memorabilia, and books, are just a sampling of the topics explored in detail. Biographies of the essayists and Terms and Definitions round out the handbook.