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Finding the Value of Old Webster's Dictionaries

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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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Question: Value of Old Webster's Dictionary

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?

    By Nate T. [1]

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    By Dinah Ackerson [2]04/27/2015

    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.

    Question: Value of Webster New International Dictionary

    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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    By Abigail A. [8]01/26/2015

    I found one example that sold recently for 25 dollars. I don't know which party paid the shipping.

    Question: Value of 1931 Webster's New International Dictionary

    I would like to find out how much, if anything, this dictionary is worth.

    By Linda A


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    By Dinah Ackerson [2]04/06/2015

    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.

    Question: Value of 1896 Webster's Dictionary

    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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    By Dinah Ackerson [2]01/26/2015

    Many people have 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 EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities.
    You can try this site to start:

    http://www.book-collecting-tips.com/old-book-values.html

    Question: Value of 1906 Webster's Dictionary

    Does it have any value?

    By Kathy from Pittsburgh, PA


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    By Abigail A. [8]01/04/2015

    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".

    Question: Value of Webster Dictionary

    What is the value of 1858 Webster dictionary?

    By Antonio from Wellington, FL


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    By Dinah Ackerson [2]12/28/2014

    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.

    Question: Value of 1955 Webster's Dictionary

    What is the value of a 1955 Webster's dictionary in good condition?

    By Mel from Kansas City


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    By Dinah Ackerson [2]12/23/2014

    Seems almost everyone has old books they 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.

    Question: Value of 1972 Webster's Dictionary

    My grandfather gave me a dictionary from 1972. I wish to know if it has value. It is in great condition it is the Webster's New World Dictionary of the American language from 1972 by the Southern Company in Nashville, Tennessee.

    By Abdi R


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    By Dinah Ackerson [2]12/20/2014

    Most old dictionaries have little (a few dollars max) or no value at all as almost everything now is computer based, and is always updated and current.

    1972 may seem a long time ago for you, however, for many people it is "just yesterday"!

    Question: Value of Old Webster's Dictionary

    I have a 1957 Webster dictionary second edition unabridged. I would like to know if this is worth selling, saving, or throwing away.

    By Michael


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    By tammyjean11/03/2014

    I want to know the value of a 1957 hard back dictionary.

    Question: Value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary 1891

    View of indexed edge.What is the value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, Enlarged and Revised to 1891 by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows DD? It is a huge volume at 5 inches thick and 2083 pages. The outside cover is taped together, but the inside still intact. The pages are also in good condition, not showing any moisture or insect damage. It is very readable. In front are color illustrated flags, seals, and signals. Also in front is a picture of Webster and a memoir of Webster and history of lexicography and list of dictionaries. In the back there are pictorial illustrations and plates, pronunciation of modern geographical names, and population of US cities, over 8000 population, according to 1890 census. The back cover has a recipe for poultry and game under the fabric. Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary 1891

    By Judy


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    By pam munro [447]07/07/2012

    Dictionaries were put out in large quantities, so, like Bibles - they often do not have great value - & this is damaged. However, as an unabridged dictionary, it might have some value as a reference & even as a collectible - but don't get your hopes up!

    Question: Value of Webster's Encyclopedia Dictionary 1891

    old dictionaryI have an original Webster's encyclopedia dictionary 1891. It is in good condition, not mint. Could you give me approximate value?

    By Jon

    Question: Value Webster's New International Dictionary

    I am interested in the value of a 1935 Second edition- G&C Merriam, Publisher, with over 3200 pages.

    By Ross G.

    Question: Value of 1927 Webster's Dictionary

    I have a 1927 Webster dictionary, editor W.T Harris, general editor Sturgess Allen, Springfield Mass USA, Published G .C Merriam Company.
    I'm looking at selling this. It has been passed down to me.
    Could you please reply via email an approx sale price of this or if you know anyone interested in buying this I would be interested in selling.

    By David from Australia Victoria

    Question: Value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary 1891

    What is the value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, enlarged and revised to 1891 by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows DD? It is a huge volume at 5 inches thick and 2083 pages. The outside cover is taped together, but the inside is still intact. The pages are also in good condition, not showing any moisture or insect damage. It is very readable. In front are color illustrated flags, seals, and signals. Also in front is a picture of Webster and a memoir of Webster and history of lexicography and list of dictionaries. In the back there are pictorial illustrations and plates, pronunciation of modern geographical names, and population of US cities, over 8000 population, according to 1890 census.

    By Marilynn N.G. from New Brunswick, Canada

    Question: Value of 1955 Webster Dictionary

    I have a Webster dictionary, copywrite 1955. It is a huge hard cover book. Is it worth anything?

    By Rubie

    Question: Information on the Webster's Modern Multi-Pictured Dictionary

    I can not find a date anywhere on this book, it is of the English language, self pronunciation, edge index, edited by Meine and Koffuer, Columbia.

    By Pam

    Question: Value of 1940 Webster Dictionary

    I have a 1940 Noah Webster, LL.D. dictionary. What is the value of it? The dictionary is volume 1, A-LITHISTID

    By Bronwyn from Charleston, SC

    Question: Value of 1961 2nd Edition Webster's Dictionary

    How do I find the value of a Webster's dictionary?

    By jbc3691

    Question: Value of 1940 Dictionary with Page Binding Error

    The huge 2006 page, plus maps, etc. at end, Websters Universal dictionary I have, has approximately 130 pages in the wrong place. It was bound that way. Does that up the value?

    By Roger from Phoenix, AZ

    Question: Value of Webster's Dictionary

    What is the value of a leather bound Webster's dictionary with 1910 census and illustrated first edition. It is in fair condition, worn, but no loose pages.

    By CH

    Question: Value of Webster Encyclopedia Dictionary

    I am interested in finding the value of a vintage 1955 Webster encyclopedia Dictionary 14 book set. It is in very good condition.

    By Nana punk

    Question: Value of 1953-1954 Webster Unified Dictionary and Encylopedia

    I have a 1953-1954 Webster Unified Dictionary and Encylopedia by H.S. Stuttman. How much is it worth?

    By Karen from Dawson Creek, BC Canada

    Question: Value of Webster's Unified Dictionary and Encyclopedia

    I have the Webster's Unified Dictionary and Encyclopedia copyright 1958 by H.S. STUTTMAN CO, in good condition. Can I sell this to an auction?

    By Virginia

    Question: Value of Vintage Dictionary

    What is the value of Websters New Collegiate dictionary, copyright 1949? Where can I find collectors for this item and sell it?

    By Kathleen

    Question: Value of Living Webster Encyclopedia Dictionary

    What is the value of the Living Webster encyclopedia dictionary copyright 1977 in excellent condition?

    By Kim

    Question: Value of Old Dictionary

    I have an old Webster's dictionary, it is dated 1876. It is in good condition, is it worth anything?

    By Kelley F.

    Question: Dictionary Value

    I have an 8x11 encyclopedic edition of Webster's New World dictionary. It is 2,070 pages, hardbound, and in good condition. Is it valuable?

    By Chris

    Question: Value of Vintage Dictionary

    I have a blue covered, The Little Webster, A Lilliput Dictionary, dated 1957 by Langenscheidl KG. The publishers are Berlin- Schoneberg. It was printed in Germany. Could someone give me a ballpark figure of what it is worth today?

    By John C

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