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btlook1
10-11-2011, 12:35 PM
Anybody here know anything about old books and how to value them? Recently came in to possesion of several old Zane Grey novels and a few others. Most were printed early 1900's. Earlist I think is a 1903. A couple I think are first editions. They are in good to poor shape. Just wondering if anyone would know a good place to find out if they are worth anything? Don't need them laying around the house and have wondered if they are worth much. Or if someone was looking to acquire them........Thanks. bt.

Demonpenz
10-11-2011, 02:37 PM
The trash place I used to work at would charge extra to take books that old because enviremental rules. You may be able to get them destroyed for free if you know the right person.

Dayze
10-11-2011, 02:40 PM
I'll give you $100, but that's as high as I'll go.

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btlook1
10-11-2011, 07:06 PM
I'll give you $100, but that's as high as I'll go.

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Laugh now but I found one of them that looks exactly the same on ebay for $253....not to bad for an old book....

rocknrolla
10-11-2011, 08:21 PM
What are these things called "books" you speak of?

DaFace
10-11-2011, 08:28 PM
http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian/abaapages/faqs

How much is my book worth?
Individuals with old books or manuscripts in their possession often wonder how to ascertain the value of such material. The value of a book is affected by a variety of factors, including the intrinsic importance of the work, its scarcity, and collectors' interest in it. In general, the books most sought after are the great works in the humanities and the sciences, usually in the first editions.Unfortunately, there is no single reference work or "price guide" which can be relied upon to provide the current values of antiquarian books, nor is there any simple way to explain in a few words how such values are determined.

The value of a particular copy of any given book will be further affected by many other factors: its condition, its binding, its provenance, and the significance of any inscriptions it may contain.The evaluation of manuscript material, including letters and signatures of well-known people, involves still other considerations.

Inquiries regarding the evaluation of specific items should be directed to ABAA members specializing in the kind of material offered. Inquiries by mail should provide the following information (usually found on the title page): author, title, date, place of publication, publisher, and edition. A description of condition and any other appropriate details should also be included. Search for and contact a member bookseller here. (http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian/databases/bookseller_search.html)

Based on that, I'd try and search for someone local and contact them directly.

btlook1
10-12-2011, 09:57 AM
Daface

Thank you for the link. Good information there, appreciate it very much!!! Thanks.




http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian/abaapages/faqs



Based on that, I'd try and search for someone local and contact them directly.