Author Topic: Valuable books  (Read 876 times)

bgmnts

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Valuable books
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:46:41 PM »
A couple of years ago I bought a hardback copy of The Plague Dogs and it turns out its - I think - a first edition and signed by Richard Adams. I am unsure if this makes it a rare or a valuable book but I've chanced my arm and listed it up on eBay anyway.

Is this a valuable book? Does anyone here have any signed or rare books or offload anyway? If so, where did you do so, would love some advice, it seems a lot of places charge you monthly for the privilege.

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Re: Valuable books
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 08:53:25 PM »
There's a little discussion about in this thread, if that's any good to you?

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,81674.0.html

bgmnts

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Re: Valuable books
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 08:57:01 PM »
Ta much!

Re: Valuable books
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 09:48:17 PM »
Bookfinder.com and abebooks.co.uk will usually help you to find the best prices for buying or selling. The prices for a signed first edition of The Plague Dogs (for the 1977 Hardback) on abebooks range from £35.76 to £150. It's difficult to use bookfinder's search functions to find out if there is a less expensive signed first edition anywhere else.

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Re: Valuable books
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 06:13:25 PM »
A friend of mine is a police. One of his first assignments was guarding the scene of that book dealer in Oxford who got whacked for a copy of Wind in the Willows, and he said it was “bare boring”.

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