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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Mother Goose Illlustrated by Zillah Lesko 1961 PB Mother Goose Illlustrated by Zillah Lesko 1961 PB PayPal
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Rand McNally 1935 Atlas Of United States & 1934 World Atlas Hardcover Pictorial Rand McNally 1935 Atlas Of United States & 1934 World Atlas Hardcover Pictorial PayPal
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'Golden Thoughts' Booklet,  Wedding Anniversary Verses by Allan Junior 'Golden Thoughts' Booklet, Wedding Anniversary Verses by Allan Junior PayPal
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Human Anatomy, Taj Books, VG VG, HB, 2007   P Human Anatomy, Taj Books, VG VG, HB, 2007 P PayPal
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Set of 9 Natural History Ladybird Books,  1958 to 1982 Set of 9 Natural History Ladybird Books, 1958 to 1982 PayPal
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Stories from seven old favorites selected & arranged by eva march tappan hc 1907 Stories from seven old favorites selected & arranged by eva march tappan hc 1907 PayPal
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1826 3 Vols Lives Francis North Dudley North John North 1826 3 Vols Lives Francis North Dudley North John North MOCC
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Reflections of a Gift of Watermelon Pickle and other modern verse Dunning.. 1966 Reflections of a Gift of Watermelon Pickle and other modern verse Dunning.. 1966 PayPal
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Home Life A Story of Old Age by D Rabinowitz & Y Nielsen 1st Printing 1971 HC DJ Home Life A Story of Old Age by D Rabinowitz & Y Nielsen 1st Printing 1971 HC DJ PayPal
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No Fighting No Biting! by Else H Minarik ,  M Sendak 1958 HC Harper No Fighting No Biting! by Else H Minarik , M Sendak 1958 HC Harper PayPal
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The Complete Poetical Works of Longfellow Medallion Edition 1926 The Complete Poetical Works of Longfellow Medallion Edition 1926 PayPal
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Manual for Lifeboatman and Able Seamen March 1937 and August 1941 - Lot of 2 Manual for Lifeboatman and Able Seamen March 1937 and August 1941 - Lot of 2 PayPal
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Igor Strawinsky The Rake's Progress Opera In Three Acts 1951 Igor Strawinsky The Rake's Progress Opera In Three Acts 1951 PayPal
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How and Why Wonder Book of North American Indians by Felix Sutton 1965 HC How and Why Wonder Book of North American Indians by Felix Sutton 1965 HC PayPal
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The Voice Of Asia by James Michener 1953 Hardcover 1st Printing The Voice Of Asia by James Michener 1953 Hardcover 1st Printing PayPal
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The Silent Reading Hour First Reader 1925 by Buswell & Wheeler The Silent Reading Hour First Reader 1925 by Buswell & Wheeler PayPal
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Mirrors of the Jewish Minds by Lothar Kahn 1968 HC w DJ Mirrors of the Jewish Minds by Lothar Kahn 1968 HC w DJ PayPal
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Chain Paul I Wellman 1949 HC Western Stockyards Fight Freight Tax Historical Chain Paul I Wellman 1949 HC Western Stockyards Fight Freight Tax Historical PayPal
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Antique Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin Little Folks Edition Illustrated Antique Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin Little Folks Edition Illustrated PayPal
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1891 Marie Corelli Wormwood Drama Paris Early Modernist Novel Nineteenth Century 1891 Marie Corelli Wormwood Drama Paris Early Modernist Novel Nineteenth Century MOCC
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