Finding the Value of Grolier's Book of Knowledge Encyclopedias

Some old books may be rare and have great value, others may be more difficult to place a value on. This is a guide about finding the value of Grolier's Book of Knowledge encyclopedias.

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Question: Selling The New Book of Knowledge

By Prettyblk 1

Where can I sell old used books? I have a set, from A-Z of The New Book of Knowledge, by Grolier.

By Sonya

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By Louise B. 6 2,509 Flag

July 18, 2013

See if you can find someone to give them to for craft purposes. As a set of encyclopedia, they have no value.

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Question: 1920's Edition of The Book of Knowledge

By Diane M. 1

Cover of volume.I have a 20 volume set of The Book of Knowledge. (Arthur Mee Editor-In-Chief). Inside it states Copyright, 1926,1927, The Grolier Society, Copyright 1923,1924,1925,1926,1927 by The Amalgamated Press (1922) Limited.
The books are hardcover, green cloth with gold imprint. The books are in excellent condition with minimal damage inside the back cover of book 1 only. Title page.

What would it be worth to a collector today?

By Diane M.

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By M halcomb 1 Flag

June 10, 2014

I have this exact set in good condition. Can you tell me where and for how much you sold yours? Thank you

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Question: Value of The Book Of Knowledge

view of  coverI have a 20 volume set of The Book of Knowledge. (Arthur Mee Editor-In-Chief). Inside it states Copyright, 1926,1927, The Grolier Society, Copyright 1923,1924,1925,1926,1927 by The Amalgamated Press (1922) Limited.
The books are hardcover, green cloth with gold imprint. The books are in excellent condition.
What are these books worth to a collector today?

By Kristy F

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By KR C. 1 Flag

August 31, 2015

I would be interested in purchasing a full set of the 1927 dark blue/green books with gold ship imprint on front if not asking too much and they are in decent condition.

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Question: The Book of Knowledge 1935

Book of Knowledge 1935I have a complete set of The Book of Knowledge 1935 Silver Jubilee edition. It is in good condition. Any idea of the value of the set?
Thanks for your time:)

By Kris A

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By David 1 Flag

October 17, 2015

I don't know how old this thread is, but I am also interested in buying the 1935 set of these books.

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Question: Value of Book of Knowledge

By Valerie 1

I have a complete set of The Book of Knowledge the children's encyclopedia. They are cloth bound, blue in color with leather spine and corners, and gold writing on spine. The editor in chief was Arthur Mee. Some of the copyrights are from 1868. Advice on value would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    By DCA 4 1,344 Flag

    November 10, 2015

    Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

    You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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    Question: Value of Grolier Encyclopedia

    By Mills 1

    I was wondering if I could exchange or find out the value of the Grolier Encyclopedia. It is a 1961 edition with 20 volumes.

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      By DCA 4 1,344 Flag

      October 20, 2015

      Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

      You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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      Question: Value of The Book of Knowledge Children's Encyclopedia

      I have The Book of Knowledge Children's Encyclopedia, 2 volumes, 16 and 12. Copyright dates are from 1868 to 1919. They have leather covers, in fair condition. I want to sell them. Does anyone know the value of these books? I may have more volumes; I am still unpacking boxes.

      By D. Israel

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      By Jess 132 771 Flag

      October 24, 2013

      Usually encyclopedias are worthless, except for crafts purposes. But these are old enough that I would check with a bookstore that specializes in antiques. Good luck! Please let us know what you find out.

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      Question: 1940's The Book of Knowledge

      Cover of Book of KnowledgeI have the set of 21 books. They are mint and didn't get much use by the look of it. The cover is reddish and has a boy and girl stamped into the leather. I am looking for a price and how to find a buyer.

      Thank you!

      By Dale S

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      By Lewissan 40 230 Flag

      February 5, 2013

      I can see one volume selling for $12 on eBay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-New-Mod ... e&hash=item337e2b3f0e&_uhb=1

      I suppose that could put the set at over $200.

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      Question: Value of the Children's Book of Knowledge

      One volume of set.I have the Book of Knowledge, the children's encyclopedia 19 volume set, plus the index. I would like to know the value of this collection. It looks different than the ones I seen online. It has some water damage to some of the volumes. Does anyone know anything about this set? Thank you.

      By Yassmeen

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      October 9, 2012 Flag

      I also have been trying to find info on this set. I have 2 sets of them both from 1923. They appear to be full leather covers. They are in much better condition than cloth bound editions from this period. I hope somebody can enlighten us about them.

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      Question: Complete Set of The Book of Knowledge 1935

      Cover of book.When cleaning out my parents' home after their deaths, I found a complete set of The Book of Knowledge (20 volumes), copyright 1935. All of the books are in great condition except the 20th volume (index) which was understandably used more than the others. It's spine needs to be repaired, but is intact on one edge. Can anyone give me an estimated value for this set?

      By Susan C

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      By Karen H. 1 Flag

      August 24, 2013

      Was this ever answered? I too have this set and so I'd like to sell.

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      Question: Value of 1911 Book of Knowledge

      I have a 1911-1912 Book of Knowledge. What is the value in US dollars of this set?

      By Willis from Shirleysburg, PA

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      By SierraSunshine 5 Flag

      April 2, 2012

      About $10-$15. (Ebay)

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      Question: Value of 1929 Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia Set

      I have a 1929 Book of Knowledge, 20 volume set, with original bookshelf. The books are in excellent, little-used condition, with no damage. It has a green cloth hard cover with gold imprint. The volumes are slightly worn on bottom spine and corners from sitting on the shelf.

      They were owned by an 83 year old woman whose father gave them to her when she was five years old.

      What is it worth today to collectors?

      By Mark from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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      By ed chou 1 Flag

      October 18, 2012

      Do you still have them? I may be interested in them.

      edchou AT aol.com

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      Question: Value of The Grolier Society Book of Knowledge

      I have 20 volumes, in excellent condition, of The Grolier Society Book of Knowledge, Copyright 1931 by The Amalgamated Press (1922) Limited. What do these sell for?

      By Lillian from Simpson, PA

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      Question: Value of 1955 Grolier Encyclopedia Set

      I have a set of Grolier Encyclopedias copyright 1955 volumes 1-10. What would be the value?

      By Debbian E.

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      Question: Value of the New Book of Knowledge

      I was wondering about the value of the New Book of Knowledge, 1 thru 20 or A to Z. They are white hard backs and copyrighted in 1967.

      By Scott P.

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      Question: Value of Old Grolier Encyclopedia

      I have a set of Grolier Encyclopedia plus, The Book of Knowledge for children and a set of The Book of Popular Science. They are all from 1951 (I believe) and all in excellent condition. I would like to sell them. Can you give any advice as to the value of the entire set?

      By David

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      Question: Value of The Book of Knowledge

      I am looking to sell my, The Book of Knowledge encyclopedia set, copyright starting from 1868 to 1912. How much are these books worth?

      By Lynne

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      Question: Value of the New Book of Knowledge

      I would like to know how much these recently inherited encyclopaedias are worth. They are in fairly good condition with some fading to the spine. I have all 10 volumes, published by Waverley. front cover volumes spine

      By M Staal

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      Question: Value of 1911 Book of Knowledge

      I have a set of 20 volumes of The Book of Knowledge Children's Encyclopedia copyright 1911. It is still in great condition. It is leather bound with an embossed "mother holding a child drawing" on the cover.

      By Debra

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      Question: Value 1952 Book of Knowledge

      Volumes in a packing box.I have a 1952 Book of Knowledge Set #1-20. I also have the individual annual books for 1953-54-55 and 56. Can someone tell me what these are worth?

      By Ed S.

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      Question: Value of New Book of Knowledge

      By chanel32 1

      Set of encyclopedias on top of cabinet.I have the complete set of the New Book of Knowledge encyclopedia collection (white and blue cover), in great condition. I was wondering if anyone knows what its value is? Thank you!

      By chanel32 from Toronto, Ontario

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      Question: Value of 1939 Book of Knowledge Set

      I have a full set of 1939 Book of Knowledge in good condition with original bookshelves. I am interested in finding out the value and how I might sell them.

      By RMB

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      Question: Value of 1911/1912 Book of Knowledge, Centenary Edition

      By Lindsey G. 1

      I just found the whole set in my basement. They are in fair condition except for the first book. Do you know how much they are worth?

      By Lindsey

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      Question: Value of Book of Knowledge

      I have a complete set of The Book of Knowledge Childrens Encyclopedia, 1911 copyright. It has a cloth cover and is in average condition. It came with Parents and Teachers guide.

      By Kathy M

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      Question: 1935 Book of Knowledge

      I've got a 10 book set of the 1935 Book of Knowledge in the original wooden box. They are in good condition. What is something like this worth?

      By pcb from Edmonton, Alberta

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      Question: 1931 Grolier Book of Knowledge

      I have the full 20 volume set of the 1931 Grolier Canadian Book of Knowledge. It's in excellent condition: no spine separation, no page tears, no water damage. They've just been sitting on a shelf for decades, so home shelf wear applies, but that is just yellowed pages (and nothing of the print has faded). I've seen versions from the 50s, in worse condition, selling for over $500. How much should I be thinking?

      By Monica K.

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