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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Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers by Robert Louis Stevenson 1912 HB Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers by Robert Louis Stevenson 1912 HB PayPal
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THE CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE Antique Book 1916 Easy To Read ; Easy To Understand . THE CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE Antique Book 1916 Easy To Read ; Easy To Understand . PayPal
$18.00 (0 Bids)
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Japanese folding watercolour painting in book form, 2.7m.x 29cm, Fine Bindings, VGC Japanese folding watercolour painting in book form, 2.7m.x 29cm, Fine Bindings, VGC MOCC
$123.34 (0 Bids)
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1906- Rider o' the Stars- A Western Story- R. J. Horton- A.L. Burt Co. Pub. 1906- Rider o' the Stars- A Western Story- R. J. Horton- A.L. Burt Co. Pub. PayPal
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1824 6vol The Works of Jonathan Swift Containing Letters Tracts and Poems 2nd ed 1824 6vol The Works of Jonathan Swift Containing Letters Tracts and Poems 2nd ed MOCC
$172.18 (0 Bids)
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1948 The Edge of the Night John Prebble Signed Author's Copy First U.S Edition 1948 The Edge of the Night John Prebble Signed Author's Copy First U.S Edition MOCC
$123.97 (0 Bids)
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Smoking,  Health and Personality by HJ Eysenck 1966 Smoking, Health and Personality by HJ Eysenck 1966 PayPal
$2.74 (0 Bids)
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Antique 1915 Morals & Dogma of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonary Antique 1915 Morals & Dogma of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonary PayPal
$59.00
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WEISGAL,  Meyer   Chaim Weizmann Statesman Scientist Builder,  HC 1st ED 1944 WEISGAL, Meyer Chaim Weizmann Statesman Scientist Builder, HC 1st ED 1944 PayPal
$9.95 (0 Bids)
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Pre-Civil War Decorative Binding Keepsake Gift Book Gift of Love c. 1850 Pre-Civil War Decorative Binding Keepsake Gift Book Gift of Love c. 1850 PayPal
$24.95 (0 Bids)
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Hail to the Chief by Ed McBain (HC,  1973) Hail to the Chief by Ed McBain (HC, 1973) PayPal
$4.95 (0 Bids)
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Vintage, Book, Emerald Book, Avery, Prose, Poetry, Kids, Teach Vintage, Book, Emerald Book, Avery, Prose, Poetry, Kids, Teach PayPal
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1965 Warrior,  Ray Lyman Wilbur Jr High School (now JLS),  Palo Alto,  CA Yearbook 1965 Warrior, Ray Lyman Wilbur Jr High School (now JLS), Palo Alto, CA Yearbook PayPal
$30.00 (0 Bids)
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The Honor of the name 1900 The Honor of the name 1900 PayPal
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That Girl Montana 1901 That Girl Montana 1901 PayPal
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Susanna And Sue 1909 Susanna And Sue 1909 PayPal
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1929 MOTHER GOOSE CHIMES Children's FAIRY TALES Illustrated SAALFIELD Rhymes 1929 MOTHER GOOSE CHIMES Children's FAIRY TALES Illustrated SAALFIELD Rhymes PayPal
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The conqueror 1904 The conqueror 1904 PayPal
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The Happy day begins. early children's book The Happy day begins. early children's book PayPal
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Longfellows Tales of a Wayside Inn 1921 Longfellows Tales of a Wayside Inn 1921 PayPal
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