Book Collecting

Book collecting is a hobby, that once started, can easily get out of hand! You probably have several favorite books, and perhaps you'd like to have a first edition. Some book collectors get hooked by buying a book at a yard sale, and realizing that book they paid a quarter for is worth a hundred dollars! It happens all the time, the key is knowing what you are looking for.
One person can't be an expert on every book, but a good place to look for value is in finding the early editions. My interest started with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. First editions (1964) can fetch thousands of dollars. Early editions (still in 1964) can easily fetch $100 if they are in good shape.

 

You may have some classic valuable books. Here's a search engine that can help you find the value of your book treasure.
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The American Indians - Sydney Fletcher - 1950 Print - Silver Dollar Press The American Indians - Sydney Fletcher - 1950 Print - Silver Dollar Press PayPal
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1923 in GERMAN Goethe und das Alte Testament. by Leo Deutschla?nder  JUDAICA 1923 in GERMAN Goethe und das Alte Testament. by Leo Deutschla?nder JUDAICA PayPal
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ANTIQUE BOOK 1918 THE NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL PARK POPULAR OFFICIAL GUIDE-HORNADAY ANTIQUE BOOK 1918 THE NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL PARK POPULAR OFFICIAL GUIDE-HORNADAY PayPal
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THOUGHTS FOR A GOOD LIFE Peter Pauper Press Illus Ruth McCrea 1959 Inspirational THOUGHTS FOR A GOOD LIFE Peter Pauper Press Illus Ruth McCrea 1959 Inspirational PayPal
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Lot of 3 old books - Cookbook,  Spelling Book - Nice @@ Lot of 3 old books - Cookbook, Spelling Book - Nice @@ PayPal
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1902 Christmas at the Mermaid by Theodore Watts-Dunton - Illustrated 1902 Christmas at the Mermaid by Theodore Watts-Dunton - Illustrated PayPal
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 The Eton Portrait Gallery,  1876,  short memoirs of Eminent Eton Men VG 12 engrav The Eton Portrait Gallery, 1876, short memoirs of Eminent Eton Men VG 12 engrav PayPal
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1968 The First Decade Selected Poems 1940-1950 by Robert Duncan 1968 The First Decade Selected Poems 1940-1950 by Robert Duncan MOCC
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Ward Lock & Co.'s Book of Gardening: An ABC of Garden Management Ward Lock & Co.'s Book of Gardening: An ABC of Garden Management MOCC
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1864 The Biglow Papers JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL 1864 The Biglow Papers JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL MOCC
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Farm Horse Situation in New York State 1928 Vintage Agriculture Cornell Bulletin Farm Horse Situation in New York State 1928 Vintage Agriculture Cornell Bulletin PayPal
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1809 6vol The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith Vicar of Wakefield 1809 6vol The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith Vicar of Wakefield MOCC
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Further Adventures of Batman Pb '85 Asimov,  Nolan Stories 1st FREE SHIPPING Further Adventures of Batman Pb '85 Asimov, Nolan Stories 1st FREE SHIPPING PayPal
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The working novelist - Pritchett,  Victor Sawdon - 1965-01-01 - Covered in clear The working novelist - Pritchett, Victor Sawdon - 1965-01-01 - Covered in clear PayPal
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Communist party pamphlets 1951. Published by Communist Party of Great Britain Communist party pamphlets 1951. Published by Communist Party of Great Britain PayPal
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HOLLYWOOD LITERARY MEMOIR of H.N. SWANSON SIGNED by Him HOLLYWOOD LITERARY MEMOIR of H.N. SWANSON SIGNED by Him PayPal
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1819 D. Junii Juvenalis Satirae ex Editione G. Alex Ruperti Illustrated 1819 D. Junii Juvenalis Satirae ex Editione G. Alex Ruperti Illustrated MOCC
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WE SPEAK FOR OURSELVES - 1950 1st 1st  Irving Stone Gertrude Stein Mark Twain WE SPEAK FOR OURSELVES - 1950 1st 1st Irving Stone Gertrude Stein Mark Twain PayPal
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Cicero On A Life Well Spent First edition! Cicero On A Life Well Spent First edition! PayPal
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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990 Rare Book L. Schele A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990 Rare Book L. Schele PayPal
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