Finding the Value of Appleton Encyclopedias?

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When an encyclopedia is in good condition and over 100 years old, it should have some value. A book dealer could help determine its worth. This is a page about finding the value of appleton encyclopedias.


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February 8, 2016

I have two 1877 Appleton's Condensed American Cyclopedia books, in good condition for their age. I was wondering if they had any value?


February 8, 20160 found this helpful
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The books may have some value, depending upon condition. You can research online and with book collectors and sellers, EBay, Craig's List, etc. Also check this site for possible information:


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July 24, 2015

We have a full set of 12 of the Appleton Universal Cyclopaedia and Atlas reference books published in 1903, a newly revised and enlarged edition. The original series has a copyright of 1874. It is in very good condition, very little use.


The volumes include many original engravings. They have been in our family since the late '30s. Is there a market for these, or anyone who collects? What might their value be?


October 26, 20170 found this helpful
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Since it is over 100 years old and complete, it has value. Take it to several book dealers for appraisals

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January 7, 2015

What is a good price for a set of 1880 Appleton Encyclopedias?

By Dave H from Long Island, NY


December 13, 20170 found this helpful
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It is over 100 years old. If it is complete take it to several book dealers for appraisals.

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September 20, 2014

I have the whole set; are they valuable?

By Pam

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August 31, 2013

I am looking for the value of an 1874 Appleton's Encyclopedia Vol IX HOR-KIN. I only have the one book, but it's in beautiful condition.

By Dawn M

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May 31, 2013

I have a set of Appleton encyclopedias from 1890. Was inquiring about their worth and finding any potential buyers.

By Roscoe from Muncie

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April 8, 2013

I have a complete encyclopedia set of Universal Cyclopedia, D. Appleton and Company, New York - A.J. Johnson Company 1900. Does anyone have any idea what this could be worth?


By Lucy M from Maple, Ontario, Canada

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October 26, 2012

I have recently acquired a 12 volume set of these books, with a publish date of 1902 and copyright date of 1901. I planned on reading them, but after finding no info about them, I am wondering just how common this set is. They are leather bound, black and burgundy in colour.

By Josh A.

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September 9, 2012

I have a complete 6 volume set of the 1910 Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia, in very good condition. Any ideas on value?
I also have a Funk and Wagnall's New Standard Dictionary printed in 1926, copyright 1910 in excellent condition. I am also interested in ideas on its value?


By Dennis B.

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