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Trying to find out the value of old books can be daunting at times. This is a guide about finding the value of old Webster's dictionaries.
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March 20, 2017

I am trying to find value of a dictionary I own. It is a Webster's - An American Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1900. It is a revised edition of the original dictionary first published in 1828.

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March 20, 20170 found this helpful

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. You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities.

Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

You can check with a local old book collector and possibly this site:

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November 16, 2016

I have a 1904 Webster's International Dictionary - is it worth selling?

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April 18, 20170 found this helpful

This is a very old dictionary do you think I have a chance finding value

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June 6, 2016

What is the value of a Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary published by Publishers Guild, Inc. in New York, NY in 1939?

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September 23, 20160 found this helpful

Value of 1955 dictionary

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October 3, 2016

What is the value of a 1943 Webster's New School and Office dictionary self-pronouncing?

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

$100

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October 3, 2016

I have a Webster's collegiate Dictionary, Third edition of the Merriam Series. It is beautifully bound and has 1700 illustrations; G & C. Merriam Co- publishers; thin paper edition deluxe; copyright 1916.

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October 4, 20162 found this helpful

Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value, a few dollars at most. You can search online, EBay, Craig's List, etc., and this site for possible value:

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November 30, 2016

What is the value of a 1911 Webster's unabridged dictionary?

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December 26, 20160 found this helpful

What is a 1911 websters universal dictionary and atlas

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April 27, 2015

I have a Peabody's Webster's dictionary with no copyright. It looks extremely old. Can anyone tell me how to get a price for it?

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April 27, 20150 found this helpful
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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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May 14, 2016

I have an 1890 Webster's Dictionary that was rebound in 1962. I still have the work order! Any ideas on the value of such a book?

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May 14, 20160 found this helpful

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 and reference books 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.

http://www.bibl  s-my-book-worth/

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April 26, 2016

I have come to own a 1896 reprint of the original Webster's Dictionary. I have tried to research it online, but have found no information. Is there any value to it? The spine was torn off when I received it. I would like to have it rebound. But do not want to take away from any value ot may have.

Thank you.

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April 26, 20160 found this helpful

Most dictionaries have little value-a few dollars at most, especially those in rough shape. Even repaired books are not worth the repair cost. You can research online and try this book site:

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July 25, 2016

Is a 1924 Lard & Lee's Webster's dictionary worth anything?

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July 25, 20160 found this helpful

Reference Books & Dictionaries:

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.

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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March 5, 2016

Does anyone have any information on a 1942 Webster's Practical Illustrated dictionary with atlas of the world and a digest of military and naval facts?

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March 5, 20161 found this helpful

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, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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July 1, 2016

I have a Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclpedia published in 1951 by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York. Despite it having 1277 pages and a hardcover, it is extremely lightweight. Dealers are showing a lot of interest however, I cannot locate a value anywhere. It has no dustcover and the spine is missing although the clothed hard covers are attached. Can anyone give me an idea of what it is worth in any currency?

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July 1, 20160 found this helpful

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, dictionaries and reference books 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, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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January 25, 20150 found this helpful

My dictionary is in decent shape. The binding is good, some fraying on top and bottom edges. There are some loose pages that are blank, but the rest is in decent shape. It needs to be in the hands of someone who knows how to keep it from getting worse. Any ideas of the value and who could care for it?

By Bre

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September 21, 20160 found this helpful

my name is charity and i have a 1948 webster dictionary if ur interested

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March 28, 2016

How much would a 1913 Webster's Dictionary be worth? It's a second edition in mint shape.

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March 29, 20160 found this helpful

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, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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March 27, 2016

I found this dictionary called the,"Webster's Practical Illustrated Dictionary." The publish date is 1941, and it is the new census edition. I have been looking all over online and can't find anything relating to it. It was published by the World Publishing Company and printed in the United States. Also what is the potential value of this specific dictionary?

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March 27, 20160 found this helpful

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, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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March 20, 2016

What is the value of a 1859 Webster's dictionary?

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March 20, 20160 found this helpful

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. EBay has an 1859 Webster's Dictionary for $10.00. You can check Craig's List and online book collectors for possible interest and prices.

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January 26, 20150 found this helpful

I have a copy of the 1923, Webster New International Dictionary. What is the value? It is an extremely large dictionary with a section in the rear showing pictures and names of misc. items, such as zoology, plants, etc.

By J.M.

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January 26, 20150 found this helpful

Keep in mind that something being listed on an auction site at a particular price does not mean that is the value. The value is what a very similar copy in the same condition sells for.

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January 4, 20150 found this helpful

Does it have any value?

By Kathy from Pittsburgh, PA

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January 4, 20150 found this helpful

That will depend on a lot of things including the condition, whether or not it is the first printing, the binding and so forth. If you could come up with pictures of the cover, binding, copyright page, etc. there may be somewhere online where you could send this info. Try googling "value old books".

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December 28, 20140 found this helpful

What is the value of 1858 Webster dictionary?

By Antonio from Wellington, FL

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December 28, 20140 found this helpful

Seems almost everyone has old books they think are important and want to sell. Most old dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. You can check online for old book collectors, on 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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May 16, 2016

How much is the Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language copyright 1957 H.S. Stuttman Co. worth?

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