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First Edition books - How to sell

  • 25-06-2021 7:23am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,287 ✭✭✭ positivenote


    Hi All,
    I have inherited a number (20-30) of first edition books (some technical and some fiction) from my great grandfather. I have no interest in any of them and am looking to sell them but I have no clue of their value of were to start looking for advice. The majority of the are from 1920-1940/50 and are all in excellent condition. Any advice on what I need to do or who i could contact regarding selling/auctioning them.
    Thanks in advance


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,364 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte


    You could try checking prices on eBay.co.uk (auction items as opposed to BIN) and abebooks.co.uk - in the case of the latter the prices that dealers seek frequently bears no relationship to what the book may really be worth. Don't plan your retirement just yet.



    Some titles/images would be helpful. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 864 ✭✭✭ sceach16


    Hi All,
    I have inherited a number (20-30) of first edition books (some technical and some fiction) from my great grandfather. I have no interest in any of them and am looking to sell them but I have no clue of their value of were to start looking for advice. The majority of the are from 1920-1940/50 and are all in excellent condition. Any advice on what I need to do or who i could contact regarding selling/auctioning them.
    Thanks in advance




    Try https://www.bookfinder.com/?ref=bf_s3_hd_1.


    The book business is v v quiet. This willl give you an idea what dealers are asking. They would offer a lot less!


  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭ Diddley Squat


    Best site to use imo is abebooks. Its a platform for rare book dealers.

    Condition really important when comparing your examples against the ones on offer on abebooks.

    Have a look at the retail price and devide it by 4 or 5 to get open market value



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