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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1948 Modern Illustrating Cartooning Division 7 Includes Craft Folio Insert 1948 Modern Illustrating Cartooning Division 7 Includes Craft Folio Insert PayPal
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Lion on the Loose by Max Kruse Illus. Lemke 1968 SCARCE CHILDREN'S SERIES EUROPE Lion on the Loose by Max Kruse Illus. Lemke 1968 SCARCE CHILDREN'S SERIES EUROPE PayPal
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1986 Twentieth Century Wildlife Artists Nicholas Hammond First Edition 1986 Twentieth Century Wildlife Artists Nicholas Hammond First Edition MOCC
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CHANNEL ISLANDS, STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY 1ED 1979 BOOK CHANNEL ISLANDS, STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY 1ED 1979 BOOK PayPal
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ALEISTER CROWLEY'S ILLUSTRATED GOETIA - FALCON PRESS PAPERBACK - AS NEW MINT ALEISTER CROWLEY'S ILLUSTRATED GOETIA - FALCON PRESS PAPERBACK - AS NEW MINT PayPal
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3 Book Lot-Going Wild Guns in American Life Animal Scam 3 Book Lot-Going Wild Guns in American Life Animal Scam PayPal
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Al-Anon's Favorite Forum Editorials First Edition 1970 Hardcover AA Alcoholics Al-Anon's Favorite Forum Editorials First Edition 1970 Hardcover AA Alcoholics PayPal
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STONE SOUP STEW 1987 CAROL LEBEAUX & MICHAEL NEILL LEATHER BOUND BOOK STONE SOUP STEW 1987 CAROL LEBEAUX & MICHAEL NEILL LEATHER BOUND BOOK PayPal
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1930 - 1947 ANTONIO PINGHELLI SIGNED INSCRIBED POESIE VELLANI MARCHI ILLUSTRATIO 1930 - 1947 ANTONIO PINGHELLI SIGNED INSCRIBED POESIE VELLANI MARCHI ILLUSTRATIO PayPal
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MUNSELL'S AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Reprint Genealogy 1970 American Family Monographs MUNSELL'S AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Reprint Genealogy 1970 American Family Monographs PayPal
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Black Stories English Edition Black Stories English Edition PayPal
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1950 - 2000 Simmons College Class Fiftieth Reunion Directory May Boston MN? 1950 - 2000 Simmons College Class Fiftieth Reunion Directory May Boston MN? PayPal
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1871 France and England in North America,  Pioneers of France in the New World 1871 France and England in North America, Pioneers of France in the New World PayPal
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1869 Poetarum Scenicorum Graecorum Aeschyli Sophoclis Euripidis Et Aristophanis 1869 Poetarum Scenicorum Graecorum Aeschyli Sophoclis Euripidis Et Aristophanis MOCC
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ONE FISH TWO FISH RED FISH BLUE FISH by Dr. Seuss HCDJ Childrens Illu ONE FISH TWO FISH RED FISH BLUE FISH by Dr. Seuss HCDJ Childrens Illu PayPal
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VANITY FAIR William Makepeace Thackeray Circa 1880 Illustrations VANITY FAIR William Makepeace Thackeray Circa 1880 Illustrations PayPal
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c1894 3vol Novels MULOCK,  Craik,  Poetry TENNYSON c1894 3vol Novels MULOCK, Craik, Poetry TENNYSON MOCC
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2 Books The Adventures of Sunbonnet Sue Vintage Child Quilt Books Jean Ray Laury 2 Books The Adventures of Sunbonnet Sue Vintage Child Quilt Books Jean Ray Laury PayPal
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Vintage Dust Jacket Only for The Symbol by Alvah Bessie Random House Vintage Dust Jacket Only for The Symbol by Alvah Bessie Random House CashOnPickup
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The War For The Union Easton Press The War For The Union Easton Press PayPal
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