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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Journey Into China,  Edited by Kenneth C. Danforth 1982 1st Ed. -Gorgeous Bargain Journey Into China, Edited by Kenneth C. Danforth 1982 1st Ed. -Gorgeous Bargain PayPal
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ENGLISH LITERATURE Will J Long 1909 First 1st Edition ENGLISH LITERATURE Will J Long 1909 First 1st Edition PayPal
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1837 The Book of Gems The Poets and Artists of Great Britain Hall Illustrated 1837 The Book of Gems The Poets and Artists of Great Britain Hall Illustrated MOCC
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1st Edition THE HONOURABLE PEGGY G.B. Lancaster RARE Antique CLASSIC Illustrated 1st Edition THE HONOURABLE PEGGY G.B. Lancaster RARE Antique CLASSIC Illustrated PayPal
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From Now To Zero Fertility,  Contraception and Abortion in America Hard Cover From Now To Zero Fertility, Contraception and Abortion in America Hard Cover PayPal
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Vintage Book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Complete Edition Vintage Book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Complete Edition PayPal
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Greta Garbo Private Lives of the Film Stars No 1 W J Makin C Arthur Pearson Greta Garbo Private Lives of the Film Stars No 1 W J Makin C Arthur Pearson PayPal
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A Memoir of William Stanton W. T. Kane S. J. Jesuit HB 1918 GC A Memoir of William Stanton W. T. Kane S. J. Jesuit HB 1918 GC PayPal
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THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL 1st HCDJ Oxford Stephanie Terenzio THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL 1st HCDJ Oxford Stephanie Terenzio PayPal
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Butler County's Eighty Years 1855 - 1935 by Jessie P Stratford - Kansas History Butler County's Eighty Years 1855 - 1935 by Jessie P Stratford - Kansas History PayPal
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Secret Isaac by Jerome Charyn (Signed First Edition) Secret Isaac by Jerome Charyn (Signed First Edition) PayPal
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JOHN HERSEY: THE WALNUT DOOR - 1977 1st EDITION PRINT FRANKLIN LIBRARY LEATHER JOHN HERSEY: THE WALNUT DOOR - 1977 1st EDITION PRINT FRANKLIN LIBRARY LEATHER PayPal
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SIGNED Jackie Collins "Drop Dead Beautiful" Hardback,  1st Edition SIGNED Jackie Collins "Drop Dead Beautiful" Hardback, 1st Edition PayPal
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Lone Star Law by Jackson Cole ~ 1939 HC W DJ Lone Star Law by Jackson Cole ~ 1939 HC W DJ PayPal
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Mark Ryden SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1st Edition Mark Ryden SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1st Edition PayPal
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1983 PEREGRINUS UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LAW SCHOOL VOLUME 33,  HARDBACK 1983 PEREGRINUS UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LAW SCHOOL VOLUME 33, HARDBACK CashOnPickup
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Tom Jones by Henry Fielding Easton Press NEW SEALED Tom Jones by Henry Fielding Easton Press NEW SEALED PayPal
$26.00 (2 Bids)
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 SMALL ANTIQUE 1856 BOOK THE EARLY AND THE LATTER RAIN REV. J. SMITH..L@@K! SMALL ANTIQUE 1856 BOOK THE EARLY AND THE LATTER RAIN REV. J. SMITH..L@@K! PayPal
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Project Sherwood: The U.S. Controlled Fusion Program 1958 Rare Physics Book  Project Sherwood: The U.S. Controlled Fusion Program 1958 Rare Physics Book PayPal
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