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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Glimpses of the Beyond by Jean-Baptiste Delacour,  1974 Glimpses of the Beyond by Jean-Baptiste Delacour, 1974 PayPal
$12.00 (0 Bids)
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Vintage Children's Book Somebody's Darlings (was given as a gift in 1960) Vintage Children's Book Somebody's Darlings (was given as a gift in 1960) PayPal
$15.39 (0 Bids)
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MedUSA by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos MedUSA by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos PayPal
$2.99 (0 Bids)
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Bradley University Peoria Illinois 1965 Anaga Yearbook Annual College Bradley University Peoria Illinois 1965 Anaga Yearbook Annual College PayPal
$45.00 (0 Bids)
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Brewer's Picture of England 1820 vol I Bedford - Lincoln (B-L) 129 engravings Brewer's Picture of England 1820 vol I Bedford - Lincoln (B-L) 129 engravings MOCC
$13.98 (1 Bids)
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RELIGIO MEDICI & OTHER WORKS Sir Thomas Browne 1936 HC DJ Essays SCARCE Book RELIGIO MEDICI & OTHER WORKS Sir Thomas Browne 1936 HC DJ Essays SCARCE Book PayPal
$35.00 (0 Bids)
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MY BOOK OF INDOOR GAMES by Clarence Squareman ~Antique Children's Treasury Book MY BOOK OF INDOOR GAMES by Clarence Squareman ~Antique Children's Treasury Book PayPal
$29.00 (0 Bids)
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The Little Red Chimney by Mary Leonard,  1914 (1st),  Silhouettes by K. Gassaway The Little Red Chimney by Mary Leonard, 1914 (1st), Silhouettes by K. Gassaway PayPal
$7.00 (0 Bids)
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LORD LYTTON The Last of the Barons - antique edition circa 1875 LORD LYTTON The Last of the Barons - antique edition circa 1875 MOCC
$11.18 (0 Bids)
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The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope PayPal
$20.00 (0 Bids)
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1ST ED. THE ART OF THE KNOCK - INSCRIBED by PHILIP GRAHAM to novelist ERIC KRAFT 1ST ED. THE ART OF THE KNOCK - INSCRIBED by PHILIP GRAHAM to novelist ERIC KRAFT PayPal
$50.00 (0 Bids)
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PERU OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Percy F Martin 1911 photos map PERU OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Percy F Martin 1911 photos map PayPal
$41.97 (0 Bids)
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RARE 1st Trade Edition Him,  A Play by E.E. Cummings 1927 Boni Liveright  HC RARE 1st Trade Edition Him, A Play by E.E. Cummings 1927 Boni Liveright HC PayPal
$39.99 (0 Bids)
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2 Vintage Whitman Tell-a-Tale Books ~ MARGE'S LITTLE LULU HAS AN ART SHOW + 2 Vintage Whitman Tell-a-Tale Books ~ MARGE'S LITTLE LULU HAS AN ART SHOW + PayPal
$10.00 (5 Bids)
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1986 ONLY IN BRIDGEPORT,  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PARK CITY LENNIE GRIMALDI 1986 ONLY IN BRIDGEPORT, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PARK CITY LENNIE GRIMALDI PayPal
$21.99 (0 Bids)
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CASPER STRANGE GHOST STORIES COMIC No 92 OCT 1976 CASPER STRANGE GHOST STORIES COMIC No 92 OCT 1976 PayPal
$6.98 (0 Bids)
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The Beginnings of Seership by Vincent N. Turvey,  1969 The Beginnings of Seership by Vincent N. Turvey, 1969 PayPal
$18.00 (0 Bids)
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ALARIC WATTS 1851 LOVE POEMS LYRICS OF THE HEART FINE FULL GILT GREEN MOROCCO ALARIC WATTS 1851 LOVE POEMS LYRICS OF THE HEART FINE FULL GILT GREEN MOROCCO CashOnPickup
$104.95 (0 Bids)
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War and Peace 1886 *FIRST EDITION* Leo Tolstoy six volumes Tolstoi War and Peace 1886 *FIRST EDITION* Leo Tolstoy six volumes Tolstoi PayPal
$4,800.00 (0 Bids)
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Living On The Earth Alicia Bay Laurel Vintage Books Edition 1971 Living On The Earth Alicia Bay Laurel Vintage Books Edition 1971 PayPal
$15.00
$19.00
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