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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1778 Serious Considerations Concerning the Doctrines of Election and Reprobation 1778 Serious Considerations Concerning the Doctrines of Election and Reprobation MOCC
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Tall Tales Journal Tall Tales Journal PayPal
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LASSIE COME HOME ~ Knight ~Large Vintage 1950's Children's Book Grosset LASSIE COME HOME ~ Knight ~Large Vintage 1950's Children's Book Grosset PayPal
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THE GUILFORD GENEALOGIST GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA 2008 COMPLETE YEAR THE GUILFORD GENEALOGIST GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA 2008 COMPLETE YEAR PayPal
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The Psalms of David & Hymns Isaac Watts 1803 published by Prentiss Keene,  NH The Psalms of David & Hymns Isaac Watts 1803 published by Prentiss Keene, NH PayPal
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1894 Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms Booklet Pages 161-192 Part 7 1894 Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms Booklet Pages 161-192 Part 7 PayPal
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1953 Ring For Jeeves P G Wodehouse First Edition 1953 Ring For Jeeves P G Wodehouse First Edition MOCC
$56.97 (0 Bids)
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1835 Life of David Brainerd Native American Indians Missionary Jonathan Edwards 1835 Life of David Brainerd Native American Indians Missionary Jonathan Edwards PayPal
$225.00 (0 Bids)
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1937 3Vol Highways and Byways Sussex E V Lucas Maps 1937 3Vol Highways and Byways Sussex E V Lucas Maps MOCC
$56.97 (0 Bids)
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Photographie actuelle en France,  1978: Exposition (French Edition) - scarce Photographie actuelle en France, 1978: Exposition (French Edition) - scarce PayPal
$50.00 (0 Bids)
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The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom Hymnal Paperback 1982 Greek Orthodox The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom Hymnal Paperback 1982 Greek Orthodox PayPal
$28.00 (0 Bids)
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Cases On The Law Of Contracts by C.C. Langdell 1983 Cases On The Law Of Contracts by C.C. Langdell 1983 PayPal
$24.99 (0 Bids)
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1756 the Catholic Doctrine of a Trinity by Rev. William Jones First Edition 1756 the Catholic Doctrine of a Trinity by Rev. William Jones First Edition MOCC
$177.25 (0 Bids)
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Borghild Dahl RIKK OF THE RENDAL CLAN 1968 1st ed HB DJ Ib Ohlsson Borghild Dahl RIKK OF THE RENDAL CLAN 1968 1st ed HB DJ Ib Ohlsson PayPal
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DRUGS AND THE MIND De Ropp & THE DRUG EXPERIENCE Ebin Black Cat book  pb lot DRUGS AND THE MIND De Ropp & THE DRUG EXPERIENCE Ebin Black Cat book pb lot PayPal
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Easton Press THE TORRENTS OF SPRING Ernest Hemingway SEALED Full Leather Book HB Easton Press THE TORRENTS OF SPRING Ernest Hemingway SEALED Full Leather Book HB PayPal
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1949 & 1950 YEARBOOKS of JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IBSA JEHOVAH Watchtower ORIGINAL 1949 & 1950 YEARBOOKS of JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IBSA JEHOVAH Watchtower ORIGINAL PayPal
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College Typing 1936 H M Rowe Co Fisher White  Reigner vintage typewriter photos College Typing 1936 H M Rowe Co Fisher White Reigner vintage typewriter photos PayPal
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Book of the Russian emigration. Fortunately. N. Lappo-Danilevskaja. Paris. 1925 Book of the Russian emigration. Fortunately. N. Lappo-Danilevskaja. Paris. 1925 PayPal
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