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 Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (Signed,  Hardcover in Jacket) The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (Signed, Hardcover in Jacket) PayPal
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1940's Book Lot by Ellen G. White Seventh Day Adventists Pacific Press 1940's Book Lot by Ellen G. White Seventh Day Adventists Pacific Press PayPal
$54.00 (0 Bids)
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VINTAGE BOOK 1948 SCHENECTADY NY 1798-1948 PATHWAYS OF TIME BOOKLET VINTAGE BOOK 1948 SCHENECTADY NY 1798-1948 PATHWAYS OF TIME BOOKLET PayPal
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1934 ALBRECHT DURER AQUARELLE ART REFERENCE PORTFOLIO 1934 ALBRECHT DURER AQUARELLE ART REFERENCE PORTFOLIO PayPal
$65.00 (0 Bids)
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Aaron Marc Stein,  Only the Guilty,  first edition Aaron Marc Stein, Only the Guilty, first edition PayPal
$33.75 (0 Bids)
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1805 Medical Inquiries - Benjamin Rush - Yellow Fever In Phila. 1805 Medical Inquiries - Benjamin Rush - Yellow Fever In Phila. PayPal
$550.00 (0 Bids)
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LOCKE & KEY Joe Hill 20 KEYS MATCHING # SIGNED Anywhere Mending Philosoposcope LOCKE & KEY Joe Hill 20 KEYS MATCHING # SIGNED Anywhere Mending Philosoposcope PayPal
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OUR MUTUAL FRIEND by Charles Dickens - Colonial Press Library Ed.  ILLUSTRATED ! OUR MUTUAL FRIEND by Charles Dickens - Colonial Press Library Ed. ILLUSTRATED ! PayPal
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COME RACK COME ROPE BY ROBERT HUGH BENSON IN VG+ ALL SAINTS PRESS AS-227 COME RACK COME ROPE BY ROBERT HUGH BENSON IN VG+ ALL SAINTS PRESS AS-227 PayPal
$14.95 (0 Bids)
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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENT BY George Tyler Townsend  COLOR ILLUSTRATED ! THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENT BY George Tyler Townsend COLOR ILLUSTRATED ! PayPal
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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME by H. G. Wells 1936 The MacMillan Company THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME by H. G. Wells 1936 The MacMillan Company PayPal
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THE BLACK DOUGLAS by S. R. Crockett 1899 Doubleday & McClure THE BLACK DOUGLAS by S. R. Crockett 1899 Doubleday & McClure PayPal
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AENONE: A TALE OF SLAE LIFE IN ROME by Leonard Kip 1867 AENONE: A TALE OF SLAE LIFE IN ROME by Leonard Kip 1867 PayPal
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THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Aaron Bancroft D.D. ILLUSTRATED ! THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Aaron Bancroft D.D. ILLUSTRATED ! PayPal
$15.00 (7 Bids)
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IRVING'S WORKS by Washington Irving Alhambra Quest of Granada Conquest of Spain IRVING'S WORKS by Washington Irving Alhambra Quest of Granada Conquest of Spain PayPal
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SIGNED Roy DeCarava Photographs First Monograph Friends of Photography HC DJ  SIGNED Roy DeCarava Photographs First Monograph Friends of Photography HC DJ PayPal
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A RIPPLE FROM THE STORM by Doris Lessing -   1st 1st UK  HCDJ 1958 - Nobel Prize A RIPPLE FROM THE STORM by Doris Lessing - 1st 1st UK HCDJ 1958 - Nobel Prize PayPal
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Vintage Nostalgia Cycle Rider's Guide Number Six Super Vee Free Shipping Vintage Nostalgia Cycle Rider's Guide Number Six Super Vee Free Shipping PayPal
$14.99 (0 Bids)
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A DICTIONARY OF MODERN INDIAN HISTORY 1707-1947 By Parshotam Mehra - 1987,  India A DICTIONARY OF MODERN INDIAN HISTORY 1707-1947 By Parshotam Mehra - 1987, India CashOnPickup
$15.00 (0 Bids)
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Scarce Book,  1st Edition Sam Byrd's SMALL TOWN SOUTH,  Rare w  DJ,  1942 Scarce Book, 1st Edition Sam Byrd's SMALL TOWN SOUTH, Rare w DJ, 1942 PayPal
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