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I have a set of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768 that is in its own little bookcase. How much is it worth? On the top of the bookcase is a much larger book that fits into its own notch.
If you have an actual 1768 set, it may be valuable and you can get a value estimate at an auction house. However, the 1768 set was reprinted in 1971 and was designed to look as the authentic original, stains and all. If you have the 1971 print, it is worthless.
My husband auctions part time. sadly, most books are not worth much, and often get thrown away at the end of auctions due to no one bidding on them, or if they get added into another lot, the purchaser throws them away rather than haul them home.
You may find that the large book in the back is more valuable. It has amazing Mylar like pages showing parts of the human body.
Meredith, the front cover date of 1768 is the date of publishing, which doesn't mean you have a First Edition set. I suggest you open the books and take a look inside, I am sure you will discover that what you actually have here is a later Edition.
I doubt that this is a 1768 set. The "1768" in the seal on the cover shown refers to the first edition, and I think in this case that's all it is--an anniversary reference.
Sorry, these are NOT from 1768. That is just the date of the first edition and the seal on the front of all EB from whatever year includes that date. You have to look inside on the first few pages to see when it was actually published and printed.
Your books look like they are in excellent shape. Unfortunately, they don't have much of a resale value. People are only interested in paying for books that are 100+ years old. The older the book the more valuable it is.
Actually, you have a very decent set and you may be able to sell your set for $100-$300 but the downside is that it may not sell for many months.
I have the complete set of the 1768 Britannica encyclopedaedia. My mother purchased them when I was a girl. I'm 62 now. They are in arguably leather covers and the bookcase still like new.
If you want to sell the book for the best price possible, you'll need to go to an auction house. They are basically the only ones who can get a fair value for a set of books like yours. Considering they are in good condition except for the 2 I see on the bottom, you should receive a nice price for these. I just a little curious, did your mom purchases these as used books. I think that you might have miss typed the date on these books and instead of 1768 it should be 1968. I would check again. Because if they are from 1968 which they look like, this one could be possible then they aren't much at all.
Your book cover is not the same as the cover of a book back in 1768. However, searching online the colver of your books looks more like a book purchased in 1968.
I'm sorry but you can only get around $25 for these at the most. They are just old and not highly sought after.
How do I find the value of a 30 volume, 1768, historical, rarely available complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica?
Take it to an appraiser. Not an appraiser who wants to buy it. You will get a low price. Take it to one who will appraise it for insurance purposes and you will get a more accurate value. A jewelry store could probably put you in touch with one.
Are you positive this is the 1768 edition (the first year published)? According to multiple web sources about Britannica, the first edition had only 3 volumes (published in Edinburgh, Scotland); you say your edition is 30 volumes.
I have a 1768 Encyclopedia Britannica set. The copyright is 1971. Here is the first book which is the index. I also have volumes 1 - 23. Is it worth anything?
Taking a look at your books and seeing the cover and the condition of them, they are not from 1768. Yes, these could have information in them from 1768, but they are actually reproduced in 1971. In all reality this set isn't worth much at all. The books you have were not actually printed in 1768, but were printed in 1971.
I'm a bit surprised because on eBay people are asking $350 to $650 for this set. I'm a bit surprised to say the least. Sorry, but normally books that are reproduced don't bring such a high value as the ones from 1768. If you look up online you can see the difference in the cover and pages of these books back in 1768.
We found some volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1768, third edition, printed A. Bell. The only problem is there is not a complete set. How much would these books be worth?
I just would like to know the value of these. I have the full set in hard cover plus the Childrens' Encylopedia, 1960.
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.
If you have an entire actual 1768 set, it may be valuable and you can get a value estimate at an auction house. However, the 1768 set was reprinted in 1971 and was designed to look as the authentic original, stains and all. If you have the 1971 reprint, it is worthless.
I have a complete set, copyright 1961. It is in good condition, includes 24 volumes plus 2 dictionaries. The binding is red in colour. I would like to sell it and need an idea of its value.
Thank you and best regards.
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.
Can someone assist me with the value for the 1768 Britannica encyclopedia? I have a full set of the white cover books.
I am afraid you are confused by the date printed on the front of your Edition. Please look inside your books for more information, I do believe the white/cream covers indicate a possible 15th Edition, which is unfortunately almost worthless however, they do possess wonderful decorative charm for display.
We have a set of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768, copyright 1964. We have the the index and atlas and then volumes 1-23. They are in fairly good condition. Are they of any value please?
I have a set of Encyclopedia Britannica dated 1768. The copyright is 1951. How much is it worth?
What is value my 1963 Encyclopedia Britannica 24 volumes with original bookcase? The hard cover of each volume has 1768 written on it.
1963 Encyclopedia Britannica, William Benton ,Publisher Chicago:London:Toronto:Geneva
Dedicated by permission to the Heads of the two English-Speaking Peoples: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (President of the United States of America) and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
The University of Chicago
The Encyclopedia Britannica is published with the editorial advice of the faculty of The University of Chicago and of a committee of members of the faculties of Oxford, Cambridge, and London Universities and of a committee of the University of Toronto.
"Let knowledge grow from more to more and thus be Human Life Enriched"
Unless a set is 100 years old or more, it wont have significant value
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Title: Encyclopaedia Britannica : Complete 24 ...
Publisher: Encyclopedie Britannica Ltd/William Benton, London
Publication Date: 1963
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Dear Fellow Collector,Thank you for your interest in XXXXXXXXX
After reviewing the information you provided, we have determined thatXXXXXXXXX is not the proper venue to sell your item. There is a set of this with the atlas and in the bookcase being offered for sale on abebooks.com for $794 retail.
Unfortunately, we have a minimum requirement of $5,000 estimated auction value to accept a consignment, and therefore we cant help you sell your books (we are no longer able to accept individual books with auction values of $500 or less as part of larger consignments).
Again, thanks for your interest, and please let me know if I can help further.
The date - 1768 - is just a description noting the original date of publication and is on almost all Britannica Encyclopedias published and has no relationship to the actual publication date.
Keep an open mind and if someone makes a reasonable offer, decide how long you want to wait for another offer or will you wind up donating them.
Truthfully, it is even difficult to find a charity that will take any brand or year encyclopedia as they are very difficult for them to sell and take up a lot of space.
I have Encyclopaedia Britannica sets and I'm just wondering if they have any value. They are in brilliant condition as I don't think most have even been used.
I am selling a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica Vol 1 to 23, 1963 World Atlas and World Language Part I and Part II. The pages are in perfect condition. Some spines damaged.
Can you recommend an asking price?
After scrolling through all other questions I'm still lost. Does anyone know anything about our set? What I got on line is that it's a Revised 14th edition. We have all 24 books. I am just needing some help pricing.
How can I find out if my set of Encyclopedias is an original 1768 and if so the value of them?