Value of Encyclopedia Britannica Dictionary of Arts and Sciences?

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February 28, 2018

I have a 3 volume set (and am not sure if this is the copyright or not but will attach photo), wondering value of these.


February 28, 20180 found this helpful
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These books look rather new and are not in the same binding or print as an older copy from the 1700 to 1900's. I don't think these have much of a value because they aren't old enough. You won't be able to get much from these books. If they are a lot older they could bring you a nice price. People are just not buying books that aren't 100+ years old these days.

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March 1, 20180 found this helpful
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Your set, MDCCLXXI is a reprint of the 1771 set and there are quite a few of these presently floating around the Internet. The reprint date is not always stated.


  • Several sets are listed on eBay but the sale price runs from low $30 to $95. (Asking prices ($49-$200) do not really mean very much as only a sale price shows what someone will actually pay.)
  • Even if they are in very good condition, getting more than $30-$40 would be rare and may take months and months to sell (most educational books are very slow sellers).
  • Examples:
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  • These books are also free to read or download which makes the value even lower.
  • If you are interested in selling why not try your local Craigslist and maybe start your price at $100 and lower it if no interest is shown.
  • Craigslist is by far the easiest site to list items and with very little (if any) cost it brings just as good results and no shipping involved.
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February 28, 20180 found this helpful

The Roman numerals on the bottom say 1776. I'm not sure if this is the original or a copy.


You should take it to a book dealer to get a free verbal appraisal.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful

Hi, do you still have the books and if you still do email me at

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