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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1880 Practical Rabbit Keeping CUNICULUS Rare hardback book 1880 Practical Rabbit Keeping CUNICULUS Rare hardback book MOCC
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WINGS OF THE NAVY by Eustace L. Adams 1936 Hardcover WINGS OF THE NAVY by Eustace L. Adams 1936 Hardcover PayPal
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"They Came to a River",  Allis McKay "They Came to a River", Allis McKay PayPal
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COYOTE WAITS. TONY HILLERMAN. 1ST ED 1990.  HI GRADE. COYOTE WAITS. TONY HILLERMAN. 1ST ED 1990. HI GRADE. PayPal
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Where to Fish,  1971-72,  HF Wallis Where to Fish, 1971-72, HF Wallis PayPal
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1868 PRINT ~ ACANTHOPTERYGII MUGIL MULLET BUTTERFLY FISH WOLF FISH BLACK GOBY 1868 PRINT ~ ACANTHOPTERYGII MUGIL MULLET BUTTERFLY FISH WOLF FISH BLACK GOBY MOCC
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Rollin's ancient history vol 1&11 Rollin's ancient history vol 1&11 PayPal
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Vintage 1960 Edition of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee,  Paperback,  USED Vintage 1960 Edition of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Paperback, USED PayPal
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Vintage Penguin PB w DJ 1st Ed Buildings of England SOUTH&WEST SOMERSET Pevsner Vintage Penguin PB w DJ 1st Ed Buildings of England SOUTH&WEST SOMERSET Pevsner MOCC
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1934 The Wheels of IND John MITCHELL Bengal Nagpur Railway Indian Maps Scarce 1934 The Wheels of IND John MITCHELL Bengal Nagpur Railway Indian Maps Scarce MOCC
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"The Long Ranger and Tonto",  1940 "The Long Ranger and Tonto", 1940 PayPal
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1958 SUFFRAGE of ELVIRA VS Naipaul First Edition Dust Jacket First Impression 1958 SUFFRAGE of ELVIRA VS Naipaul First Edition Dust Jacket First Impression MOCC
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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" "A Charlie Brown Christmas" PayPal
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SIXTY DAYS TO LIVE; A NOVEL by DENNIS WHEATLEY 1950 SIXTY DAYS TO LIVE; A NOVEL by DENNIS WHEATLEY 1950 PayPal
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ZOETIC GRIMOIRE Austin Osman Spare Private Signed LE 1 31 Talisman Kenneth Grant ZOETIC GRIMOIRE Austin Osman Spare Private Signed LE 1 31 Talisman Kenneth Grant PayPal
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"Tramp's" Note Book,  A. F. Chaffee, Original Hardcover "Tramp's" Note Book, A. F. Chaffee, Original Hardcover PayPal
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Concorde Journal   Brochure   Progress Report Concorde Journal Brochure Progress Report PayPal
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Vintage Penguin PB 1st Ed Buildings of England MIDDLESEX Pevsner Vintage Penguin PB 1st Ed Buildings of England MIDDLESEX Pevsner MOCC
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"Heidi" and "Heidi's Children",  COLORFUL CLASSICS "Heidi" and "Heidi's Children", COLORFUL CLASSICS PayPal
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Henry Kissinger Signed  Years of Renewal 1ST ED. Henry Kissinger Signed Years of Renewal 1ST ED. PayPal
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