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With this list of guidelines in hand, a shelf of antique books won't seem Check out our post on 3-ways to research book values online to help. For many book collectors, the value of their antique books is more than a specific Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide by Richard Russell offers more. Your Old Books - lists questions and answers about book collecting. Information on Old Books - describes how to determine the value of old books by the.
Scroll through the listings and read how the booksellers have described the books. Look for a listing that is similar to your book. Please remember that an old or antique book is not necessary valuable just because it's old. Common books like the works of William Shakespeare, prayer books, bibles and encyclopedias were printed in huge quantities during the Victorian era and usually have little value. AbeBooks is very useful for finding an approximate value of a book but don't use that value for insurance purposes.
If you really need a documented estimate of a book's value for probate or insurance purposes then visit your local rare bookshop and pay for a formal appraisal.
Keywords Please provide at least one of author, title, keyword, or publisher. Published Date min to max Option: Enter a published year range to help narrow your results. They have many pictures and document the meeting of all the worlds religions. I have tryed looking them up and cannot even find them. Do you know the value? These books are not of high value. You may be able to find out more about your books on a used book website: We recently experienced a fire in our office where I had several vintage books.
Can you tell me the value of these books? The Book says the 2nd Edition. The 1st was by John Taylor. Published in Boston in , Printed and sold by S.
Kneeland, opposite to the probate-office in Queen-street. The Book has Samuel Dunbar signature. He was instrumental in arranging the meeting between Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren to write the Suffolk Resolves, believed to be the precursor to the Declaration of Independence. What would become known as the Suffolk Resolves was first discussed at this meeting.
Samuel Dunbar a Harvard educated parish minister. His Eulogy was read by Paul Revere. So the two questions are. A Binion and S. Malevsky Published by Thomas Y. New York. The book is Blue Cloth hardback with green, purple and gold on the front. Is has two sets of copyright dates on the inside, , by Henry Altemus, and , by Thomas Y. If you could provide me with any information I would forever be in your debt.
Thank you for extending the courtesy of your wisdom. Sincerely, Deborah R. Deborah, the first was published in London in All copyright dates are the same.
You may email a photo of the title page to me and I can tell you whether it is truly from or not. I have a lovely book I cannot find reference to anywhere. What makes it unusual is the cover. It is tightly bound in brown suede and has two multicolored leaves that look and feel handpainted onto the sued. It belonged to my great grandfather, who was born in s. Walsh, Ellwood Harvey and John Elderken.
Ashmead, Printer. Copy write is and has over engravings within the book. The cover is emerald green cloth with gold and black embellished pictures on the front and binding. As far as I can tell all the pages are there but the binding is loose and worn on the top and bottom. This is a hard copy and has no dust cover. Any help you could give me will be most appreciated. The information on your site was very helpful. Thank you, Diane.
Diane, Thank you for your comment. I must not be looking in the right place. It is leather bound and well used. Can you help me by pointing me towards a website or person who can give me an idea as to the value of this book? Jamie, To find out what your Book of Common Prayer may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: I found a book that has been in our fanily for several generations and would like to know what the value may be.
Many are first editions and a vareity of subjects. There are also leather bound and other very interesting features. I am not a book expert, but was wondering where I could go to get a good appraisal of my books.
Thank you for your help. The best course of action is to pick out a few that you think might be first editions and do a little homework, or, if this is not feasible, send along the basic book information author, title, imprint city, printer, date either as a typed document or as photographs of title pages. You can find my contact info here: I have a copy of The Seawolf, signed by Jack London. In extremely good condition. No published date, only last copyright date of The first edition of the Sea Wolf came out in , and is collectible.
This later edition would not be appropriate for a rare book auction. I thank you for your insight to on what to look for in old books. I was wondering if you could direct me further on value. In His Steps: Oddly, there is inscriptions by Lolo D. Gillispie dated and another by Donna J. Barrell dated Barrell was her daughter. The book is red cloth like. Any help would be appreciated.
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Thanks for your comment. Best — Devon. I have a book in excelant condition titled Leaders of the 19th century. Copyright Would it have any value? I have a first edition of The phantom of the opera published by bobbs and Merrill , Trying to get a value of the book. I have a hard cover first edition book, Appleton and Company.
The book is in good condition, can you please give by the value of what this book might be. Thank You. I would be interested to hear what, if anything, you have learned about it since you posted almost a year ago.
Regards, Erynne. Queensland, Australia.
Hi Erynne. Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form via our website: Thank you! Charles M. Sheldon, D. A or N Aforniohan W. No jacket but good shape. Any ideas?? I have a leather bound set of The Marvelous Miniature Library. It contains 6 books: All are stamped Made in France. Published by Miniature Dictionary Publishers, Inc. Minkus, New York. No dates. Do you know when these may be been published? Would you have an approximate value of this collection? It would be below our minimum for auction.
No slip covers. They are in excellent condition some slight yellowing on the hard cover but no tears inside or out. No writting and no dogears. Can you give me an idea of their value. Volumes They have the paper covers but there is nothing written on the covers just a cut out so the volume number conveniently shows through the hole.
They are in excellent condition. No torn pages, writting nor dogears. Thanks for your comments. They are not something we would handle at auction. They are in good condition no paper covers and have been in a box in a closet for the last 50 years. Are they of interest in the antique book market? To find out what your Charles Dickens set may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: Thank you for your response. I have a good condition Les Miserables two volume set.
Hapgood translator They have gold covered top edges and have many page bottoms joined. No markings except for a large gift inscription on inside cover and facing page blank. Possibly never read. Slightly marred title on the spine of Vol II. The absence of a book jacket that never existed does not affect the value of the book, so for books printed before book jackets were invented… this is a question that cannot be answered briefly. I have a edition of Hiawatha that appears to be covered with alligator skin.
It is in very good condition. What would the value be? Pamela, Thanks for commenting. Thanks for the great info. I believe this is the first American printing. The book is is in good condition with some wear at the top and bottom of the spine. Is this book of value on the antique book market? Dennis, Thank you for your comment. We are clearing out my mothers house. We found an Websters Dictionary in good condition. Is this something we should sell at an estate sale or privately if it is valuable?
We cannot find a way to approximate the value. Please advise. I found a book at a used book store that I have been wondering about. Widdleton, Publisher. The binding is battered and the pages are yellowed with age, but otherwise it is in good shape with a lovely marbled cover. Do you think that is a fair price?
Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website to find out what your autograph book may be worth at auction: Very informative website.
I have also come into a large collection of mostly older books. Thank you again for the information posted. Most of the books I suspect date between s to s. Are there any other tools out there that you could suggest that may help me separate the low-end books from the potential high end?
Thank you again. Best of luck with the collection. I purchased a box of books at an auction and would like to know the value of one in particular.
Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall. Random House. First Printing. Hi, My mom was given this book to her by a friend many years ago and she has had it tucked away. She gave it to me as she is getting up in age and I was wondering if it is worth anything.
Clemens above when my copy was printed and I would guess that would have been the 1st edtion. I have a book titled on outside Don Juan, it is intricately tooled leather, with two colors, black and brown.
Cunningham , ESQ, , illustrations on steel, Philadelphia: Smith It was given to my great uncle by a friend in as is inscribed. Any information you could give me is appreciated, thank you for your time. I have a book by T. Published by A. Worthington in It has a preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It has a green cover with gold decoration.
It has illustrations inside with tissue protective covering over each one. Any value? Gibbins titled Industry in England in very good condition. Curious if anyone knows if any value as the book is really in incredible condition for its age aside from some penciled in notes from an obvious past student. Steve, Thanks for your comment. This book is not something we would handle at auction. Hardcover binding is worn on the edges and edges are starting to come apart.
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Any value , any interest? Merle, Thank you for your comment. I recently obtained 4 books and would like to obtain their values: What are Old Books Worth? I have a 1st edition, 1st printing of grapes of wrath and a 1st edition, 1st printing of Sweet Thursday that is signed and inscribed. Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website in order to find out what your books may be worth at auction: Thank you very much for the informative article and thanking you in advance for any advice you may offer.
I was putting books away and found: Uncle Remus His Songs and Sayings. New York D. Binding is intact. Has gilt gold brer rabbit on brown cover. Ripped blank page but still present. Also…I found The Deerslayer.
Fenimore Cooper. I only find a reference to this publishing in a Pittsburg Gazette ad in The condition of the paper seems quite old. Thank you, Adrian Stocks. To find out what these two books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: It is an A4 size book. I am wondering what this may be valued at? I have several books that I would appreciate your professional opinion on: Lippincott Company, First Edition 2.
I have the two volume set of Dr. I want to donate them to a local auction and was wondering what the value range might be. I have two books I am interesting in getting a value for. A few websites have ranged from dollars, and have left me a little in the dark of what to expect. It is in surprisingly good condition, with no tears or cracks, and only slight to moderate wear on the covers and binding.
This edition is black, with the illustrated whale head breaching out of water on the cover, and the whale tail along the binding.
Neither book has a jacket, but I believe neither originally came with one. Neither has any writing in the book, or any tears or cracks. Thank you for your time! I recently came upon a first edition American imprint of Wharton, J.
The Law Lexicon, or Dictionary of Jurisprudence. Not the Rothman reprint. Harrisburg, Pa. Fisher Sydney George Fisher? The front cover is loose. Inside pages are tight with light foxing.
To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: It is leather bound, with five raised edges on the spine, gold gilt edges, and quite a bit of embossing on the covers. Also, there are numerous engravings in the book, some with tissue between the pages. Any insight as to value that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
In tolerable condition, but needs some work. It was evidently supposed to be noteworthy due to its being Illustrated with engravings by by John Leach. Any insight to its value would be appreciated.
I have a Pres. John F. Kennedy colorful White House book with personal message to my mother written on the cover and signed by J. My uncle Jerry Bruno was J. I also have the book Jerry Bruno wrote about Kennedy. I would like to know the value. Thank you, Rosemary Kishline. What is the current value of this book. Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website to find out what your Darwin book may be worth at auction: I have a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Red cloth cover. No jacket. Book is ion good condition. From a school library. Bonzoi stamp on back. Thank you for a very informative site! To find out what your copy of Alice in Wonderland may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: I have a copy of The Patent Hat.
This copy is or seems to be particularly old. How can I find information and value of this book. I hope you can help me. Brian, To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: I have a set of 11 books, Charles Dickens,appear to have been first issued in , but the preface is dated Are in good condition, but have a library stamp on the inside blank leaf.
Also a soft green leather edition with gold edging on pages of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte,second edition December 21st, with a note to the 3rd edition dated April 13th Has a handwritten name, dated Also a library stamp.
Is there any value to any of these books? New York: Nafis and Cornish. Also an German book: Published in Philadelphia by Mentz and Roboudt.
Finding the Value of Old Books
Not sure if I have spelled everything right, the typeface is difficult to read. The cover had a lock which has deteriorated.
Somehow my comment was deleted during a wait on reply. I hope you can tell me about an old book my Dad just acquired. Bibliotheca Biographica: Dear Christine, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.
You may be able to find out more about your book on a used book website: Great information. I have looked on a few websites for pricing on two old books but without any luck. Paper page edges are gold color gilded. Any assistenace would be appreciated. Banks in Scott C. Bone, who will find full particulars of himself in the dedication of this book!
Thanks for the comment. I have beee trying to find information online about the pubplication date or possible worth of a book but I am unable to find any on the particular edition that I have. It is a Blue cloth covered with numbered pages. Do you have any information about this book? This book is signed. Also has several samples of binding that can be obtained. Other illustrations have a small page insert describing the illustration.. I have never been able to find any info on this second book.
Any help will be most appreciated.
Cari Bubbico says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. December 11, at 4: It was published in My copy is intact, no tears, and the only flaw is that the corner edges of the cover is slightly worn. I have no true idea of its worth nor do I know where it is best to sell it. I would appreciate your expert opinion. Hi my question is, I have the book, The Side of Paradise Fitzgerald, is without the dust cover but is on..
I have three books in my precence at this time, just curious if they may hold any value, they are: I am curious to know if this is a valuable book-all I can find on the Internet is about reprints in and so I am assuming this must be a worthwhile book to be still reprinting it.
It is in pretty good condition apart from the back covering of the spine. Thanks for any info on the book!
Hi John, Thanks for the comment. Happy holidays. I have a few books that I am trying to find info on. I do not see a date in 2 of them along with no copy right date. All have tissue paper over the illustrations. They appear to be leather bound. But it could be some faux material. They all have the same designs on the spine. They are burgondy in color. Thank You for your time. Gary, Please fill out an auction evaluation form on our website: Happy holidays!
I think the book is from the late , so before WW II. Published in Germany and survived the huge bookburning sessions of the Nazis. Do you have any idea of what it would be worth? Tom, To find out what this book may be worth at auction, please submit photos of the title page and copyright page using the auction evaluation form on our website: I have book in a Czechoslovakian dialect with a printed date of yes !
A person with a rudimentary knowledge of the language told me it is a biblical book. Unfortunately, I rescued the book from an incinerator so the top of the book is singed in one spot going down into the cover and title page about one inch.
The cover is in very poor shape and the spine is virtually unreadable. The pages are quite remarkable in their clarity. How do I determine if this book has any value? Thank you for your time and consideration. Jerry, Thanks for your comment. To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please send a photo of the title page and an auction evaluation form on our website: Thank you for your article!
Frederick A. Stokes, great condition, blue cloth lining — no illustration or design embossed on the cover — simply the title.
Presumably a christmas present from May to an unidentified recipient. Please submit photos of the book and an auction evaluation form on our website: I have stumbled across your webset by luck perhaps?
I have a book published in July of if my reading of Roman numerals has not failed me from the Roycroft Shop, East Astoria. The book well essay is titled: Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emmerson. I have been tried to find a value on the book before my father died but it appears the prices are scattered all over the place. The edition I own has a green suede cover, a hand-drawn portrait inside covered with vellum, the thick paper is not evenly cut to me-as an artist-it almost appears as handmade paper.
Where would I find a more accurate price on this book? Their names are as follows: To find out what the value may be at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: Hi, just6 wondering if there is a reply to my questions of Nov.
I have inherited a large collection of old books. I have found one that came with a dust cover that is not paper but a flower printed cardboard. Signed by him as a Christmas gift Published by Dorrance and Company Philidelphia. It came with a post card to order new books, a bulletin with his picture announcing his new books and a reprint of an article from The Sunday Vindicator, May 8, with a detailed story of the author.
The book is in excellent condition.
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To find out what your books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: It is a hard back in fairly good shape, has all the pages and a library stamp on the first blank pages. I have been quoted various prices from various people, few of whom i actually feel have any clue about what they are talking about.
Is it an actual first edition? Any info or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Information on Old Books - describes how to determine the value of old books by the Smithsonian Libraries. Evaluating your old book: You have your book in hand. What is a first edition, and is the one? A first edition is the first time a book is printed by a publisher. Not all first editions say the words "First Edition" on the title page.
Your book is probably not a first edition if: there is more than one publication date the word "printing" appears with the publishing information, for example "2nd Printing" a series of numbers such as "2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9.When a book is no longer under copyright, anyone can publish it.
Northeast Document Conservation Center: A book can be famous for several reasons. How old is an old book? Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition It's hard to say. Some first editions display the words "First Edition" on the title page, but many don't. Allen and Patricia Ahern's "Collected Books:
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