tomkaz

Complete Angler 1876 edition - any value?

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I have an edition of Walton's Complete Angler dates 1876, anyone have any idea if it has any real value? I don’t know how to grease the condition of books. The pages are brown and the cover shows wear and age. 

 

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1 hour ago, flyrodder44 said:

My search seems to indicate that it is worth about $100.  Here is the link to get you to the book you have.  Scroll down a bit.  Hope this helps.

 

FR.

 

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Walton&bi=0&bsi=100&bx=off&ds=50&recentlyadded=all&sortby=1&tn=Compleat+Angler&x=0&y=0&yrh=1896&yrl=189&prevpage=1

Thanks FR, perfect! 

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You never know. My Dad bought a box of books at a yard sale for $1.00. In it was a Nancy Drew book he put on ebay. It sold for $12,000. Yes twelve thousand dollars. Some dude in Hollywood with money to burn needed THAT book, I have no idea why. Go fishing with it, you never know who needs it and what they'll pay. Dad had a copy of the auction framed...

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25 mins ago, stormy monday said:

You never know. My Dad bought a box of books at a yard sale for $1.00. In it was a Nancy Drew book he put on ebay. It sold for $12,000. Yes twelve thousand dollars. Some dude in Hollywood with money to burn needed THAT book, I have no idea why. Go fishing with it, you never know who needs it and what they'll pay. Dad had a copy of the auction framed...

unreal, good for him

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On 8/18/2018 at 9:36 PM, stormy monday said:

You never know. My Dad bought a box of books at a yard sale for $1.00. In it was a Nancy Drew book he put on ebay. It sold for $12,000. Yes twelve thousand dollars. Some dude in Hollywood with money to burn needed THAT book, I have no idea why. Go fishing with it, you never know who needs it and what they'll pay. Dad had a copy of the auction framed...

There are lots of possible reasons why and I suspect it had nothing to do with Hollywood.  Book collecting, like a lot of other collecting hobbies, can get pretty complicated, especially when it comes to something like Nancy Drew with a lot of stories published many times over a long period of time:

http://www.series-books.com/nancydrew/values.html

 

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2 hours ago, VeeRay56 said:

PM sent.

VeryRay, it is not for sale at the moment. This was a curiosity post. 

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2 hours ago, PlumFishing said:

Where’d you pick that up, Tom?

 

It was a gift from my wife's late uncle who received it from an elderly neighbor as payment for helping her with a felled tree after a storm. He had it for over 30 years sitting on a bookshelf.

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