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Value of Old Encyclopedias and Dictionary?

A collection of old encyclopedia.From what I gather these are the first edition Century Dictionary in 10 Volumes 1889 De Vinne Press and the Cyclopedia of Names 1894. I have looked countless hours and have never seen this style leather binding. Do I have something special here? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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A collection of old encyclopedias.
 
The copyright page of an old encyclopedia.
 
The title page of The Century Cyclopedia of Names.
 
A copyright page of a encyclopedia.
 

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February 11, 20200 found this helpful
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I found on Ebay, Century dictionary/ encyclopedias year 1897, going for $675.00 in fair condition. Yours should be around that or a little more. A collector may pay you a premium if you advertise or do auction/bid!

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On E-Bay they have sets of enyclopedias from 899.00 to 20.00 dollars.You can go on E-Bay and give your e-mail and they will contact you if they get a set in.Then you can see what they are worth.Usually there not worth anything because of technology people don't want them.

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Books like this in great condition should be sold through an auction house that specializes in these types of sales. There are a lot of book collectors out there that would more than likely be interested in books like this.

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Please do yourself a favor and contact a book autction house and speak with them. Pricing on eBay or other places like this is not the true value of these books. The only way to get a fair price for these is in an auction.

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A copyright of 1889 is NOT the same as a publishing date. A copyright date is when the first printing of that book occurred. A publishing or printing date is when the current copy of that particular book was done. A page near the front of a book should have the printing date.

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