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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American Foreign Policy in the Post-War Years by Frank H. Simonds ~ 1935 HC W DJ American Foreign Policy in the Post-War Years by Frank H. Simonds ~ 1935 HC W DJ PayPal
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Your Cocker Spaniel Puppy,  Denlinger,  1947,  scarce Your Cocker Spaniel Puppy, Denlinger, 1947, scarce PayPal
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Vintage Novel  Ten Cent Love by Maysie Greig  Love story with fate interferring Vintage Novel Ten Cent Love by Maysie Greig Love story with fate interferring PayPal
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Intra Muros David C. Cook Publishing New Sabbath Library 1899 Vol 1 No 10 Intra Muros David C. Cook Publishing New Sabbath Library 1899 Vol 1 No 10 PayPal
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The Days of Mohammed David C. Cook Publishing Sabbath Library 1897 Vol 10 No 295 The Days of Mohammed David C. Cook Publishing Sabbath Library 1897 Vol 10 No 295 PayPal
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Graham Hill Scrapbook,  SIGNED Philip Porter,  Formula 1 World Champion,  F1 NEW Graham Hill Scrapbook, SIGNED Philip Porter, Formula 1 World Champion, F1 NEW PayPal
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THE U.S. BORDER PATROL~104 LANDMARK BOOKS~1963~CELEMENT DAVID HELLYER~HC THE U.S. BORDER PATROL~104 LANDMARK BOOKS~1963~CELEMENT DAVID HELLYER~HC PayPal
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KHOVANCHINA ? Metropolitan Opera House NYC Libretto ? Edward Johnson,  GM KHOVANCHINA ? Metropolitan Opera House NYC Libretto ? Edward Johnson, GM PayPal
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On a Clear Day SIGNED BY ALAN JAY LERNER & BURTON LANE On a Clear Day SIGNED BY ALAN JAY LERNER & BURTON LANE PayPal
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20th Century Typewriting Complete Course Ninth Edition,  Copyright 1967,  O095 20th Century Typewriting Complete Course Ninth Edition, Copyright 1967, O095 PayPal
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Set of 2 1950s 1st Ed ELLERY QUEEN HC Books: November Song-The Finishing Stroke Set of 2 1950s 1st Ed ELLERY QUEEN HC Books: November Song-The Finishing Stroke PayPal
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The Dewpond,  TF Powys,  SIGNED & numbered,  special hardcover edition,  1928 The Dewpond, TF Powys, SIGNED & numbered, special hardcover edition, 1928 PayPal
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Antique BLACKIE'S STANDARD DICTIONARY War   Mechanical Antique BLACKIE'S STANDARD DICTIONARY War Mechanical PayPal
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1797 Menschenhass Reue KOTZEBUE Biographie KORNER Wendt 1797 Menschenhass Reue KOTZEBUE Biographie KORNER Wendt MOCC
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James Aitcheson, Knights of the Hawk Signed Lined and Dated 1st Edition James Aitcheson, Knights of the Hawk Signed Lined and Dated 1st Edition PayPal
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1900 Lord Roberts of Kandahar Forty-One Years in India Maps 1900 Lord Roberts of Kandahar Forty-One Years in India Maps MOCC
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1952 English Life and Leisure A Social Study Seebohm Rowntree G Lavers First Ed 1952 English Life and Leisure A Social Study Seebohm Rowntree G Lavers First Ed MOCC
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1854 3vol The Works of Shakspere Barry Cornwall Illustrated by Kenny Meadows 1854 3vol The Works of Shakspere Barry Cornwall Illustrated by Kenny Meadows MOCC
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LITHUANIA LITAUEN USSR CINEMA MOTION PICTURES AFFICHES POSTERS PLAKATEN HISTORY LITHUANIA LITAUEN USSR CINEMA MOTION PICTURES AFFICHES POSTERS PLAKATEN HISTORY PayPal
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1989 Russian Book MIKHAIL BULGAKOV 3 STORIES 1989 Russian Book MIKHAIL BULGAKOV 3 STORIES PayPal
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