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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c1938. GUIDE'S LUCK. ETHEL TALBOT. HARDBACK GIRLS STORY c1938. GUIDE'S LUCK. ETHEL TALBOT. HARDBACK GIRLS STORY PayPal
$12.33 (0 Bids)
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THE INTERPRETER; A NOVEL by PHILIP GIBBS 1944 THE INTERPRETER; A NOVEL by PHILIP GIBBS 1944 PayPal
$6.22 (0 Bids)
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Antique Collectable Book Death Comes For The Archbishop,  By Willa Cather - 1927 Antique Collectable Book Death Comes For The Archbishop, By Willa Cather - 1927 PayPal
$31.13 (0 Bids)
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Les Adventures de Telemaque - Fenelon - 1832 Nouvelle Edition GOOD Les Adventures de Telemaque - Fenelon - 1832 Nouvelle Edition GOOD PayPal
$31.14 (0 Bids)
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Book Of The Railways Of Britain - 1986 Book Of The Railways Of Britain - 1986 MOCC
$6.22 (0 Bids)
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1964 BIG GOLDEN BOOK OF POETRY 85 Favorite Poems Jane Werner & Gertrude Elliott 1964 BIG GOLDEN BOOK OF POETRY 85 Favorite Poems Jane Werner & Gertrude Elliott PayPal
$24.99 (0 Bids)
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1952 1st "A" Big NEW GOLDEN ALMANAC Kathryn Jackson & Richard Scarry Holidays 1952 1st "A" Big NEW GOLDEN ALMANAC Kathryn Jackson & Richard Scarry Holidays PayPal
$49.99 (0 Bids)
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Scarce 1960 Elizabeth Coatsworth LONELY MARIA Evaline Ness West Indies Scarce 1960 Elizabeth Coatsworth LONELY MARIA Evaline Ness West Indies PayPal
$9.99 (0 Bids)
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The Army Air Corps Simplified Ed. Piano Solo,  1943 Carl Fischer The Army Air Corps Simplified Ed. Piano Solo, 1943 Carl Fischer PayPal
$1.72 (0 Bids)
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Works of Leo Tolstoi One Volume Ed. 1928 HC Book- WALTER J. BLACK Works of Leo Tolstoi One Volume Ed. 1928 HC Book- WALTER J. BLACK PayPal
$1.83 (0 Bids)
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English Poetry: 1170 - 1892 John Matthews Manly - Ginn and Company 1907 English Poetry: 1170 - 1892 John Matthews Manly - Ginn and Company 1907 PayPal
$1.83 (0 Bids)
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Le Petit Journal" complete anual journal 1896 Le Petit Journal" complete anual journal 1896 PayPal
$180.00 (0 Bids)
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May Sinclair - Mr Waddington of Wyck - 1st 1921,  Suffragette,  Ezra Pound,  Eliot May Sinclair - Mr Waddington of Wyck - 1st 1921, Suffragette, Ezra Pound, Eliot PayPal
$5.22 (2 Bids)
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1970,  Herbert Bittner,  Kaethe Kollwitz Drawings,  Thomas Yoseloff,  6th Pr,  HBw dj 1970, Herbert Bittner, Kaethe Kollwitz Drawings, Thomas Yoseloff, 6th Pr, HBw dj PayPal
$15.00 (0 Bids)
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FRANCE Louis PERCEAU "Le Cabinet secret du Parnasse" Paris, 1928 EX. #101 2500. FRANCE Louis PERCEAU "Le Cabinet secret du Parnasse" Paris, 1928 EX. #101 2500. PayPal
$28.00 (0 Bids)
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Brasenose College Register 1509-1909 members & college lists I + II Oxford Uni Brasenose College Register 1509-1909 members & college lists I + II Oxford Uni PayPal
$37.36 (0 Bids)
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THEATRE UN-ROYAL. MAREFAIR,  NORTHAMPTON. LOU WARWICK. 1974 1st ED. HB in DJ THEATRE UN-ROYAL. MAREFAIR, NORTHAMPTON. LOU WARWICK. 1974 1st ED. HB in DJ PayPal
$12.33 (0 Bids)
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Vintage 80's Glo Cricket Glo Friends Ladybird Book Vintage 80's Glo Cricket Glo Friends Ladybird Book PayPal
$1.23 (0 Bids)
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Large Richard Scarry's Animal Nursery Tales Book Vintage 1975 FEB SALE! Large Richard Scarry's Animal Nursery Tales Book Vintage 1975 FEB SALE! PayPal
$3.72 (0 Bids)
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Vintage Smart Girl Annual 1964 Unclipped - FEB SALE - MORE ITEMS! Vintage Smart Girl Annual 1964 Unclipped - FEB SALE - MORE ITEMS! PayPal
$1.23 (0 Bids)
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