The ultimate prize for Stephen King collectors
A true first edition of Salem’s Lot is the Holy Grail for Stephen King book collectors. The presence and condition of a dust jacket is critical to a book’s value in the rare book world, and this particular jacket is extremely prized. Unfortunately, we have none available.
How can you tell a first edition Salem’s Lot?
All three states have the same book, with the words First Edition on the copyright page and code Q37 on the inner margin of page 439. The title King originally chose was Second Coming, but he later changed it to Jerusalem’s Lot.
What old books are worth a lot of money?
The following is a list of 20 books that can help you make a lot of money:
- J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1937)
- J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
- Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat (1957)
- Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902).
Are any of Stephen King’s books worth money?
Signed first editions of Carrie can fetch anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 (more recent special anniversary limited editions of these books have also started to climb in value). Signed first editions of The Shining can fetch anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 (more recent special anniversary limited editions of these books have also started to climb in value).
How do I find out if a book is worth money?
Fill out this form with enough information to generate a list of comparable copies. You don’t have to include every word of the title or author’s name.
How can you tell if you have a first edition shining?
The first editions of Doubleday’s books, published in 1977, have “First Edition” printed on the copyright page and the R49 code printed on the bottom inside corner of page 447.
How can you tell a first edition book?
The publisher may actually state the words ‘first edition’ or ‘first printing’ on the copyright page; another common method of identification is the number line, which is a line of numbers on the copyright page; if a one appears in the line, it’s usually a first edition.
Are old books worth keeping?
A beaten-up old book that is falling apart will have little value. Book collectors seek out first editions, and a first edition is usually more valuable than a later printing. A first edition signed by the author will have even more value.
What to look for in valuable books?
If your thrift store has a stack of classics, look for well-known authors, first editions, first prints, books in excellent condition, special editions, lesser-known titles, and signed books; the more of these criteria you can check off, the more valuable the book will be.
What is the most valuable first edition book?
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales holds the record for most expensive fiction book ever sold, with a first edition printed in 1477 selling for $7.6 million ($11.6 million) in 1998.
Which Stephen King book is worth the most?
The most expensive Stephen King book sales on AbeBooks
- The Regulators, $8,000.
- The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, $7,500.
- Firestarter, $5,500.
- The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, $4,995.
- Night Shift, $3,500.
- Salem’s Lot, $3,500.
What is a Stephen King autograph worth?
We gathered 83 auction results from 1 different auction house for books with Stephen King’s signature; the lowest overall price realized in our sample was $120, the highest overall price realized was $14400, the average price was $1137, and the median price was $360.
Do paperback books have any value?
If you can find one of the editions numbered 1-100, you can expect to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars; when these first appeared on the market, they sold for upwards of $250,000. Other numbered first edition copies are likely to sell for around $100,000.
How can I tell if my Harry Potter book is valuable?
How do I know if my book is worth anything?
- The publisher must be listed as Bloomsbury at the bottom of the title page. The date listed in the copyright information must be 1997. The print line on the copyright page must read u201c10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1u201d
- The book must state that it was printed in the United Kingdom, not any other country.
How can I find out what my old books are worth?
Go to abebooks.com or bookfinder.com to see how much your books are worth, and then sell them on these sites or on eBay. Dealers pay immediately, usually about one-third of the retail price.
What makes a book collectible?
The addition of original works of art in crayon by the book’s owner, as well as torn pages and broken bindings, are all common features of children’s books, and dust jackets are usually sacrificed early, making copies in collectible condition rare.