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Value of Webster's New World Dictionary?

The title page of a dictionary.Possible value of Webster's New World dictionary, college edition 1957.

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June 25, 20210 found this helpful
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From your pictures it appears your copy has a number of issues and water damage is always bad news with books.
This is not a rare edition and there are several copies presently listed for sale on eBay. Asking prices differ and most appear to be in better condition than yours but asking prices do not represent value as only a sold item price shows what someone was willing to pay for that item.

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It appears there have been a few copies sold on eBay over the past several months and sold prices range from #6.75 free shipping to $19.55 + shipping. Just at a glance all of these sold copies appear to be in very good condition..
One of the biggest problems with saying value is that books are very slow sellers and we have no way to know how long these books have been posted for sale - months/years??
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Webster%27s...

Considering the condition of your book, I would venture to say the value would be lower than $10 and may never sell.
Check out eBay's listings to see what is presently being offered for sale.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2323012...

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The first edition of Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language was published in 1951 by the World Publishing Company of Cleveland, Ohio, in two volumes or one large volume, including a large encyclopedic section. In 1953, World published a one-volume college edition (Webster's New World College Dictionary), without the encyclopedic material. It was edited by Joseph H. Friend and David B. Guralnik and contained 142,000 entries, said to be the largest American desk dictionary available at the time.

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You have copy of Webster's College Edition New World Dictionary of the American Language, copyright 1957 by The World Publishing Company.

The price of 1957 Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language College Edition varies depending on condition (Shipping not specified, from United States) from $4.88 to $19.99
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675...
Here (used) $5.98 "Faded cover, binder tight for a book of this age, markings in 1st few pages, and slight tear in first few pages, all pages are present and readable, few bent pages, few water stains" www.amazon.com/.../B000MDJFO2 (Affiliate Link)
Here the price is $14.99 "Some discoloration on inner cover pages. Ripped top corner of one of the title pages. One page has discolored strip of tape.": www.ebay.com/.../282824863107

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Here the price is $19.99: www.ebay.com/.../133371012027
I think the price of your of Webster's New World dictionary, college edition 1957 is about $5-8.

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Listed for $25 on Ebay:
www.ebay.com/.../124590590386?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt...

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June 28, 20210 found this helpful

Dictionaries less than 100 years old are basically worthless.

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