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Found a REALLY old book 1927

It's called 'Poems to strengthen the soul' Compiled by James Mudge. Any ideas where I might go to see if it's worth anything...Probably not but you never know.


Asked by But_Mommie at 6:58 PM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • In that condition it would be considered 'worn", "possibly very worn" Books that are valuable are most first editions, particularly important authors signature or inscription. We have a complete set of Funk and Wagonell encyclopedias from 1912. They are in exceleent condition. We have the reciept for their purchase. $12.50. A great deal of money in 1912. They are worth less than $50. Books are a lot like stamps...someone can assign a 'worth' to it...but it is only worth that if someone wants to pay it.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:29 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • You can try this site

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 7:02 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • There are several copies of this on ebay anywhere from a few dollars to $15. depends on it's condition and edition

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 7:03 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Old books are really not worth much... as you might think. You can also try looking at Amazon. Some people do really well selling used books there, but not eBay.

    Answer by m-avi at 7:10 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • It also depends on how many were issued and other factors. We have a McGuffy's Reader from the early 1800s and it is valuable. Congrats on such a find! Poems are lovely!

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 7:10 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Take it to your local library. Usually they can tell you exactly how much the book is worth. Just do not mention that you might want to get rid of it because if you do that they are not going to tell you the truth in order to get their hands on it. Good luck with finding out though.

    Answer by sentfromheaven1 at 7:29 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • It is a hard cover 8th edition. It is in what I would call 'fine' condition. It has all it's pages but 2 are loose. A few underlined sentences and a few 'x' marks by some poems in the appendix. The original owner also wrote her name in it along with the date. 'Mary Bryan ("Ridgecrest" N.C. July 1928) Kissimmee Florida. ' This is the exact text as she wrote it. I wasn't expecting it to be worth a fortune or anything especially since it's written in. (Darn Mary Bryan-lol)

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 7:16 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Congrats on your find - it is a book I'd enjoy. I also have neighbors that make a living buying and selling old books.

    Answer by tasches at 8:28 PM on Oct. 3, 2010