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 STEAMPUNK BIBLE Chambers,  VanderMeer Abrams Hardback 9780810989580 FREE SHIP The STEAMPUNK BIBLE Chambers, VanderMeer Abrams Hardback 9780810989580 FREE SHIP PayPal
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Horse & Buggy Days on Hatchet Creek (Clay County,  Alabama) M. B. Garrett Horse & Buggy Days on Hatchet Creek (Clay County, Alabama) M. B. Garrett PayPal
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Catalogue of Oriental Rugs James F. Ballard 1924 1st Catalogue of Oriental Rugs James F. Ballard 1924 1st PayPal
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Elemore Morgan,  photos,  Ed Kerr,  text,  The Lower Mississippi Valley,  1962 1st ed Elemore Morgan, photos, Ed Kerr, text, The Lower Mississippi Valley, 1962 1st ed CashOnPickup
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Georgia: Historical and Industrial,  1901,  1st edition hardcover,  illustrated Georgia: Historical and Industrial, 1901, 1st edition hardcover, illustrated PayPal
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Outward Focus: First 50 Years of Mountain Brook Baptist Church,  Alabama,  Allen Outward Focus: First 50 Years of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, Alabama, Allen CashOnPickup
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West Point on the Chattahoochee (Georgia),  Civil War,  Local History,  PB,  1957 West Point on the Chattahoochee (Georgia), Civil War, Local History, PB, 1957 PayPal
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Ancient Judaism and the New Testament,  Fred. Grant,  1960 hadrcover,  no DJ Ancient Judaism and the New Testament, Fred. Grant, 1960 hadrcover, no DJ CashOnPickup
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Milestones in the Heather: Argo Families of Scotland & Worldwide Immigrants, Argo Milestones in the Heather: Argo Families of Scotland & Worldwide Immigrants, Argo PayPal
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Fort Benning Georgia history,  Kane & Keeton Fort Benning Georgia history, Kane & Keeton PayPal
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Novels 1956-1964 (Library of America #169) by Saul Bellow,  2007 1st ed slipcase Novels 1956-1964 (Library of America #169) by Saul Bellow, 2007 1st ed slipcase CashOnPickup
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Hawaiian Archaeology TRAILS : From Steppingstones to Kerbstones.,  R. Apple,  1973 Hawaiian Archaeology TRAILS : From Steppingstones to Kerbstones., R. Apple, 1973 PayPal
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Christian Boltanski (art monograph) Lynn Gumpert,  1994 1st ed w DJ,  color ills. Christian Boltanski (art monograph) Lynn Gumpert, 1994 1st ed w DJ, color ills. CashOnPickup
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American Poetry: 17th & 18th Centuries (Library of America #178) 2007 American Poetry: 17th & 18th Centuries (Library of America #178) 2007 CashOnPickup
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (LEC,  w slipcase),  O.W. Holmes 1955 slipcase The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (LEC, w slipcase), O.W. Holmes 1955 slipcase CashOnPickup
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The Prisoner (1st ed chapbook,  Limited ed. #275 350) by Richard Matheson,  2001 The Prisoner (1st ed chapbook, Limited ed. #275 350) by Richard Matheson, 2001 CashOnPickup
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The 13 Colonies Adopt Articles of Confederation (Ltd. Ed, ) Fleuron Pr. Ltd. 140 The 13 Colonies Adopt Articles of Confederation (Ltd. Ed, ) Fleuron Pr. Ltd. 140 CashOnPickup
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Word of the Cross: A Contemporary Theology of Evangelism,  Lewis Drummond 1992 DJ Word of the Cross: A Contemporary Theology of Evangelism, Lewis Drummond 1992 DJ PayPal
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Four Stars of Valor: Combat History 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,  Nordyke Four Stars of Valor: Combat History 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Nordyke CashOnPickup
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South From Grenada (Folio Society w slipcase 1988) Gerald Brenan South From Grenada (Folio Society w slipcase 1988) Gerald Brenan CashOnPickup
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