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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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July 13, 20171 found this helpful

Old dictionaries are often not worth much because so many were printed. However, if your dictionary is a rare printing it may have some value to a collector. This is a guide about value of a Webster's encyclopedic dictionary 1891.

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July 10, 20170 found this helpful

Some old rare printings of dictionaries can be valuable. This is a guide about value of a 1904 Webster's international dictionary.

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June 8, 20170 found this helpful

The value of old reference books, such as dictionaries is sometimes difficult to determine. Much depends on whether there is a consumer demand for your book.

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This is a guide about value of a 1896 Webster's dictionary.

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October 1, 2017

What is the value of a Webster's International Dictionary from 1928 (India paper edition)?

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October 1, 20170 found this helpful
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Many people think old Dictionaries have a value. Your dictionary is from 1928. Therefore, it isn't 100+ years old.

  • There is a set of 2 Webster's International Dictionary from 1928 listed on eBay. The price they are asking is $25.48, but the shipping cost is $56.35.
  • Shipping any book is rather expensive and normally shipping costs more than the book.
  • When selling your book the most important thing to consider is the condition of the book. The cover, binding, pages determine the value of your book.
  • Is your dictionary bound in reddish leather brown, with gold writing?
  • What condition is this book in?
  • This book comes up for auction quite frequently so it doesn't make it a rare book or one that is sought after often.
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  • At auction if this is in good condition it would sell for around $165.00, if it is in excellent condition it sells for around $200.00
  • It is difficult to give you an exact price considering you didn't post a picture of your dictionary and if it is bound in leather or not. This is the closet I can give you for a price.
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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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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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June 6, 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.

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July 25, 20161 found this helpful

1924 Laird &LLee's Webster dictionary

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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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October 4, 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. 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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October 8, 20160 found this helpful

the value of a new Webster,s international dictionary 1923 lastest authentic edition, the
Merriam series with reference history

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October 10, 20160 found this helpful

value of 1923 wbsters dictionary, india paper edition

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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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September 1, 2017

I am trying to find out if my 1960 Webster's dictionary has any value. It is 2129 pages long.

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August 19, 2017

What is the value of a 1912 New Websterian Dictionary? It has a black leather cover.

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August 17, 2017

I have a copy of the Consolidated Webster's Encyclopedia dictionary published in Chicago, 1951, Franklin J Mean editor-in-chief. What is this book worth?

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August 14, 2017

I own a copy of Webster's Handy Condensed Dictionary Self Pronouncing. This dictionary's copyright date is 1919, and 1931, by Cupples & Leon Company. There are no pages ripped out or missing. I want to know what it's worth.

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November 18, 2017

What is the value of a Webster dictionary published in 1906? It is in good condition.

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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.

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January 26, 20150 found this helpful

EBay has many 1920-1930 Webster's Dictionaries for sale with prices ranging from $10 to $125. You can try to narrow down an EBay search for better results.

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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 26, 20150 found this helpful

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

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November 28, 2017

I have a 1940 Webster's Universal Unabridged Dictionary of the American Language. I's in very good shape and I would like to know what it is worth?

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May 28, 2017

Does anyone know the value of a hardback copy of the 1909 Webster's New International Dictionary with reference history, 6th edition printing dated 1927? This thing is amazing!

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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:

http://www.book  book-values.html

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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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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.
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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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March 11, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for responding. This was my husbands grandfather's book and he plans on keeping it, but, we will do as you suggest about online places too.

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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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March 3, 20160 found this helpful

Hi Kathy,

Do you still have the webster dictionary? I am interested if you still do. Please contact me at thirtydegreesfarenheit@gmail.com

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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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March 3, 20160 found this helpful

Hi Antonio,

I'm looking for a Webster dictionary for a friend. If you still have it, please contact me at thirtydegreesfarenheit@gmail.com Thanks!

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November 30, 2016

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

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July 25, 2016

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

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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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