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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1939 Popular Science Library - Vintage 6-Vol. Reference Set 1939 Popular Science Library - Vintage 6-Vol. Reference Set PayPal
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Home University Bookshelf  -1945 - Vol 2-9 +Bible Stories +Manual Child Develmt. Home University Bookshelf -1945 - Vol 2-9 +Bible Stories +Manual Child Develmt. PayPal
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1910 1ST EDITION THE MAGIC CITY BY E. NESBIT ILLUSTRATED BY H.R. MILLAR VGC 1910 1ST EDITION THE MAGIC CITY BY E. NESBIT ILLUSTRATED BY H.R. MILLAR VGC PayPal
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Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Book 2-458 Two-volume Utagawa Toyokuni 1866 Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Book 2-458 Two-volume Utagawa Toyokuni 1866 PayPal
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Japanese Woodblock Print L-Size Book 2-750 5Volume Appraisal Guide Of Sword 1735 Japanese Woodblock Print L-Size Book 2-750 5Volume Appraisal Guide Of Sword 1735 PayPal
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Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Book 2-744 Five-volume Kamon Samurai Book 1762 Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Book 2-744 Five-volume Kamon Samurai Book 1762 PayPal
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Antique Collectable Book Of The Admiral Crichton,  By J. M. Barrie - 1930 Antique Collectable Book Of The Admiral Crichton, By J. M. Barrie - 1930 PayPal
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VINTAGE BOOK 1944 THE WORLD OF WASHINGTON IRVING BY VAN WYCK BROOKS FIRST EDITIO VINTAGE BOOK 1944 THE WORLD OF WASHINGTON IRVING BY VAN WYCK BROOKS FIRST EDITIO PayPal
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ANTIQUE BOOK 1891 WORKS OF J. FENIMORE COOPER ILLUSTRATED WOOD ENGRAVINGS NO RES ANTIQUE BOOK 1891 WORKS OF J. FENIMORE COOPER ILLUSTRATED WOOD ENGRAVINGS NO RES PayPal
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