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How do I find the value of antique books?

How do I find the value of antique books?

One very simple method of finding an approximate value of a book is to search for similar copies on and see what prices are being asked. The sellers on offer for sale new, used, rare and out-of-print books, and we have millions of used and rare books available for purchase.

How much is a book from 1879 worth?

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Is a second edition book worth anything?

And sometimes signed early editions are pretty valuable, even if they aren’t first editions from the first printing! If the book is very, very popular, second editions or reprint editions may be desirable to collectors who don’t have the cash to fork over for first editions but still want a piece of rare book history.

What first edition books are valuable?

In Case You’ve Got Some Extra Money Lying Around

  • Michael Grant, The Founders of the Western World: A History of Greece and Rome (First Edition) — $700,011.00.
  • 1535 Coverdale Bible (First Edition of the First Printed Bible in English) — $695,000.00.
  • Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (First Edition) — $500,000.00.

How do you tell a first edition book?

The Dates. If the date on a copyright page matches the date on the title page, it’s likely that your copy is a first edition. These dates can differ if the publication date is earlier than copyright is acquired, but if this is the indicator used you will want to ensure both dates match.

Are books with uncut pages valuable?

The most valuable books are those closest to their original condition. If you can find a rare book in mint condition, crisp, unopened or uncut, those books tend to be a lot more valuable than those in poor condition, such as books that have broken spines or have writing on the pages.

Why is first edition so expensive?

Typically, the first edition of an author’s first book will be in highest demand because it was initially printed for a small audience. When these books become popular, the next novel from a writer will have a much larger edition size. An excellent example of this is J. K. Rowling’s books.