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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LOTHROP STODDARD THE REVOLT AGAINST CIVILIZATION 1922 SCRIBNERS FIRST EDITION LOTHROP STODDARD THE REVOLT AGAINST CIVILIZATION 1922 SCRIBNERS FIRST EDITION PayPal
$113.93 (0 Bids)
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THE RIVALS OF MAIDENHURST - Parkin,  Dorothy M. -  - Cracked hinge. No dust jacke THE RIVALS OF MAIDENHURST - Parkin, Dorothy M. - - Cracked hinge. No dust jacke PayPal
$1.00 (0 Bids)
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HUNTING The Southern Tradition 1st Edition First Printing 1987 Lamar Donnell HUNTING The Southern Tradition 1st Edition First Printing 1987 Lamar Donnell PayPal
$12.95 (0 Bids)
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Tom Swift And His Talking Pictures   Victor Appleton   (1928)    With DJ   B66 Tom Swift And His Talking Pictures Victor Appleton (1928) With DJ B66 PayPal
$16.00 (3 Bids)
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The Man from Mesabi by Sarah Lockwood The Man from Mesabi by Sarah Lockwood PayPal
$5.99 (0 Bids)
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The Private Life of Mr. Pepys by John Harold Wilson( Dell 1'st Prt. Jul 1961, PB) The Private Life of Mr. Pepys by John Harold Wilson( Dell 1'st Prt. Jul 1961, PB) PayPal
$2.95 (0 Bids)
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CIRCLE OF SIN TED MARK 1967 LANCER #73-620 1ST ED PAPERBACK PBO CIRCLE OF SIN TED MARK 1967 LANCER #73-620 1ST ED PAPERBACK PBO PayPal
$7.00 (0 Bids)
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Poetic Moments Ivan W Fritz Cumberland Valley hardcover Poetic Moments Ivan W Fritz Cumberland Valley hardcover PayPal
$12.99 (0 Bids)
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Tom Swift In The City Of Gold   Victor Appleton   (1912)   B66 Tom Swift In The City Of Gold Victor Appleton (1912) B66 PayPal
$5.00 (0 Bids)
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1798 Biographical Dictionary,  Ex - Libris of British Navy Admiral Sir John Orde 1798 Biographical Dictionary, Ex - Libris of British Navy Admiral Sir John Orde PayPal
$90.00 (0 Bids)
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The Deer Slayer by James Fenimore Cooper 1983 Th Fanklyn Library The Deer Slayer by James Fenimore Cooper 1983 Th Fanklyn Library PayPal
$20.00 (0 Bids)
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1994 PATRIOTS CHRONICLE YEARBOOK Binghamton,  New York - D 1994 PATRIOTS CHRONICLE YEARBOOK Binghamton, New York - D PayPal
$14.25 (0 Bids)
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The Towers Inheritance by Catherine Rodgers 1958 First edition Hardcover w DJ The Towers Inheritance by Catherine Rodgers 1958 First edition Hardcover w DJ PayPal
$200.00 (0 Bids)
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TED MARK #5 GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT 1966 LANCER #73-446 5TH PTG PB MAN FROM ORGY TED MARK #5 GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT 1966 LANCER #73-446 5TH PTG PB MAN FROM ORGY PayPal
$7.00 (0 Bids)
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HERITAGE CLUB * IVANHOE by WALTER SCOTT,  1950cr,  IN SLIP CASE,  ILLUSTRATED HERITAGE CLUB * IVANHOE by WALTER SCOTT, 1950cr, IN SLIP CASE, ILLUSTRATED PayPal
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Four Guineas,  Elspeth Huxley Four Guineas, Elspeth Huxley PayPal
$3.91 (0 Bids)
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1981 Lodi High School Yearbook Lodi,  CA "Embers" 1981 Lodi High School Yearbook Lodi, CA "Embers" PayPal
$10.00 (1 Bids)
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Cartier Reopening New York 2001 Book Photographs Images History Cartier Reopening New York 2001 Book Photographs Images History PayPal
$18.99 (0 Bids)
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4 Vintage Star Wars Books Han Solo Revenge,  At stars end & Lost Legacy 4 Vintage Star Wars Books Han Solo Revenge, At stars end & Lost Legacy PayPal
$20.00 (0 Bids)
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 *Signed* Margaret Thatcher "The Path to Power" 1st Edition *Signed* Margaret Thatcher "The Path to Power" 1st Edition PayPal
$200.00 (0 Bids)
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