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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Reason and Nature,  Morris Raphael Cohen,  philosophy,  scientific method,  2nd ed. Reason and Nature, Morris Raphael Cohen, philosophy, scientific method, 2nd ed. PayPal
$25.00 (0 Bids)
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Birds Of The World,  by Oliver L. Austin,  illustrated by Arthur Singer,  1961 HC Birds Of The World, by Oliver L. Austin, illustrated by Arthur Singer, 1961 HC PayPal
$10.99 (0 Bids)
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CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Clinical and Biochemical Applications Ivor Smith 1958 CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Clinical and Biochemical Applications Ivor Smith 1958 PayPal
$14.95 (0 Bids)
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Jane Yolen A SENDING OF DRAGONS First Printing 1987 Book 3 Jane Yolen A SENDING OF DRAGONS First Printing 1987 Book 3 PayPal
$9.99 (0 Bids)
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Little Blue Book 456,  Bizet's Carmen,  by von Keler,  copyright 1923 Little Blue Book 456, Bizet's Carmen, by von Keler, copyright 1923 PayPal
$2.49
$3.99
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Vintage Life Magazine October 2,  1939 - Cordell Hull Vintage Life Magazine October 2, 1939 - Cordell Hull PayPal
$7.69
$12.99
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"Master Drawings" art book.  1956 Printed in Hungary Budapest "Master Drawings" art book. 1956 Printed in Hungary Budapest PayPal
$8.54 (0 Bids)
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Life Magazine November 30 1942 WWII Patton Morocco Naval Victory Solomons Life Magazine November 30 1942 WWII Patton Morocco Naval Victory Solomons PayPal
$9.22
$16.99
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Teaching of the Mystics by Walter Stace - 1st print 1960 - RARE! Teaching of the Mystics by Walter Stace - 1st print 1960 - RARE! PayPal
$7.69
$29.99
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Flockmaster of Poison Creek by Ogden,  George Washington Hardback 1921 Flockmaster of Poison Creek by Ogden, George Washington Hardback 1921 PayPal
$7.21 (0 Bids)
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Vintage Life Magazine June 27,  1938  - FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT COVER Vintage Life Magazine June 27, 1938 - FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT COVER PayPal
$8.85
$15.00
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Red Castle Mystery by H.C. Bailey 1932 Red Castle Mystery by H.C. Bailey 1932 PayPal
$8.54 (0 Bids)
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Vintage Life Magazine July 24,  1939 - Ann Sheridan Vintage Life Magazine July 24, 1939 - Ann Sheridan PayPal
$7.69
$12.99
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January 19,  1942 LIFE Magazine JAN - Alaska Waits for War,  Art of Mary Cassatt January 19, 1942 LIFE Magazine JAN - Alaska Waits for War, Art of Mary Cassatt PayPal
$8.46
$14.99
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Vintage Life Magazine December 23,  1940 : Cover - Party time,  Freddy Bradlee and Vintage Life Magazine December 23, 1940 : Cover - Party time, Freddy Bradlee and PayPal
$8.46
$14.99
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Vintage Life Magazine December 18,  1939 - Commander of Canadians Vintage Life Magazine December 18, 1939 - Commander of Canadians PayPal
$9.00
$15.99
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Vintage Life Magazine November 3 1941 U.S.A.'s West Point - Carey Grant Vintage Life Magazine November 3 1941 U.S.A.'s West Point - Carey Grant PayPal
$7.69
$14.99
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Vintage Life Magazine November 11,  1940 Michigan's Great Harmon Vintage Life Magazine November 11, 1940 Michigan's Great Harmon PayPal
$8.46
$15.99
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Vintage Life Magazine August 28,  1939 - Alice Marble - Wizard of Oz ad Vintage Life Magazine August 28, 1939 - Alice Marble - Wizard of Oz ad PayPal
$21.54
$39.99
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LIFE Magazine April 22,  1940 Dude Outfit LIFE Magazine April 22, 1940 Dude Outfit PayPal
$8.54
$14.99
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