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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KABUKI DANCER (NOVEL: WOMAN WHO FOUNDED KABUKI) by SAWAKO ARIYOSHI--HARDCOVER KABUKI DANCER (NOVEL: WOMAN WHO FOUNDED KABUKI) by SAWAKO ARIYOSHI--HARDCOVER PayPal
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JUNGLE TALES of TARZAN Edgar Rice Burroughs Hard Cover DJ G&D BOYS EDITION 1950 JUNGLE TALES of TARZAN Edgar Rice Burroughs Hard Cover DJ G&D BOYS EDITION 1950 PayPal
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Prayers of the Social Awakening Walter Rauschenbusch  1910 ist ed Prayers of the Social Awakening Walter Rauschenbusch 1910 ist ed CIPInCheckoutEnabled
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mademoiselle de la Seigliere jules Sandeau Paris 1882 Carpentier 1882 mademoiselle de la Seigliere jules Sandeau Paris 1882 Carpentier 1882 PayPal
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Livingstone's Travels. MacNair,  J. Good 1111111111 Livingstone's Travels. MacNair, J. Good 1111111111 PayPal
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Pb INSTRUCTIONS- MAJESTIC SEVEN TUBE ELECTRIC RADIO RECEIVERS 1928 PPD USA! Pb INSTRUCTIONS- MAJESTIC SEVEN TUBE ELECTRIC RADIO RECEIVERS 1928 PPD USA! PayPal
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Ricordo di Firenze   Florence 40 tavole panorama e vedute principali Ricordo di Firenze Florence 40 tavole panorama e vedute principali PayPal
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Roma   Rome 50 vedute - nice condition. All pages inside! Roma Rome 50 vedute - nice condition. All pages inside! PayPal
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THE CORONATION OF OUR KING AND QUEEN A beautiful Souvenir of the Ceremony 1937 THE CORONATION OF OUR KING AND QUEEN A beautiful Souvenir of the Ceremony 1937 PayPal
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VINTAGE 1978 'DELPHI' REVISED AND ENLARGED FULL COLOUR SANCTUARY VINTAGE 1978 'DELPHI' REVISED AND ENLARGED FULL COLOUR SANCTUARY CIPInCheckoutEnabled
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San Francisco history! Dr Knock playbook for Ferrier's French Theatre 1924 play San Francisco history! Dr Knock playbook for Ferrier's French Theatre 1924 play PayPal
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Rav Abraham Isaac Kook,  Ben Zion Bokser,  Judaica,  religious chardal Zionist Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, Ben Zion Bokser, Judaica, religious chardal Zionist PayPal
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FIRST EDITION 1811 INSTINCT DISPLAYED BY PATRICIA WAKEFIELD FIRST EDITION 1811 INSTINCT DISPLAYED BY PATRICIA WAKEFIELD PayPal
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Edgar Rice Burroughs fanzine BURROUGHS BULLETIN #44 Edgar Rice Burroughs fanzine BURROUGHS BULLETIN #44 PayPal
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SOLDIER ASK NOT GORDON R DICKSON 1980 ACE #77418-0 1ST ED PB HUGO AWARD WINNER SOLDIER ASK NOT GORDON R DICKSON 1980 ACE #77418-0 1ST ED PB HUGO AWARD WINNER PayPal
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Slessor Collected Poems Slessor,  Kenneth Very Good 0207172579 Slessor Collected Poems Slessor, Kenneth Very Good 0207172579 PayPal
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St. Cloud Teachers' College Yearbooks 1946 1947 1948 Post-World War II Talahi St. Cloud Teachers' College Yearbooks 1946 1947 1948 Post-World War II Talahi PayPal
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Passages in the Life of Mrs.Margaret Maitland of Sunnyside written by herself Passages in the Life of Mrs.Margaret Maitland of Sunnyside written by herself PayPal
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SET OF 2 VINTAGE BOOKS COOPERS WORKSTHE DEERSLAYER, REDERS DIGEST ASSC.ANIMALS YO SET OF 2 VINTAGE BOOKS COOPERS WORKSTHE DEERSLAYER, REDERS DIGEST ASSC.ANIMALS YO PayPal
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 Trixie Belden and the Gatehouse Mystery #3 Hardcover Whitman 1954 Trixie Belden and the Gatehouse Mystery #3 Hardcover Whitman 1954 PayPal
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