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    Is anyone good on telling the value of oldish books?

    I've got a set of C.S.Lewis books that I think are from 1974. I've been told that they're worth a lot of money but I'm not too sure. If anyone is any good at valueing the books then please let me know so I can upload some pics.

    Thanks in advance xxx

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    No I'm not, sorry.

    Original Poster

    highguyuk;4782531

    No I'm not, sorry.



    Thanks anyway xx

    What edition are they? and any special features?

    Sorry, but C. S. Lewis books are not worth a lot of money, unless they are first editions or signed. All his books are readily available and are often seen in charity shops.

    Predikuesi;4782611

    Sorry, but C. S. Lewis books are not worth a lot of money, unless they … Sorry, but C. S. Lewis books are not worth a lot of money, unless they are first editions or signed. All his books are readily available and are often seen in charity shops.



    And for some reason - I can't think why :whistling: - I imagine you like his perspective Pred...

    Liddle ol' me;4782628

    And for some reason - I can't think why :whistling: - I imagine you like … And for some reason - I can't think why :whistling: - I imagine you like his perspective Pred...



    Actually I dislike his theology - I presume you do too

    Predikuesi;4782665

    Actually I dislike his theology - I presume you do too



    I just dislike theology, period. :w00t:

    Liddle ol' me;4782687

    I just dislike theology, period. :w00t:



    That's exactly what I meant:p

    Original Poster

    Hiya,
    It doesn't have an edition in there, nor the numbers like 1 3 5 7 type thing (is that the edition?!) The books are in a box thingy and are- lion, witch and wardrobe, prince caspian, the voyage of the dawn treader, the silver chair, the horse and his boy, the magician's nephew and the last battle. All with illustrations by Pauline Bayner.

    midjet666;4782874

    Hiya,It doesn't have an edition in there, nor the numbers like 1 3 5 7 … Hiya,It doesn't have an edition in there, nor the numbers like 1 3 5 7 type thing (is that the edition?!) The books are in a box thingy and are- lion, witch and wardrobe, prince caspian, the voyage of the dawn treader, the silver chair, the horse and his boy, the magician's nephew and the last battle. All with illustrations by Pauline Bayner.




    Think you mean Pauline Baynes

    midjet666;4782874

    Hiya,It doesn't have an edition in there, nor the numbers like 1 3 5 7 … Hiya,It doesn't have an edition in there, nor the numbers like 1 3 5 7 type thing (is that the edition?!) The books are in a box thingy and are- lion, witch and wardrobe, prince caspian, the voyage of the dawn treader, the silver chair, the horse and his boy, the magician's nephew and the last battle. All with illustrations by Pauline Bayner.



    Post a pic of the inside page with publication details...

    ]CLICK HERE

    Input the details in here and do a search to see if any rare book sellers have them, this site is quite interesting.

    You wanna look up some of the proof copies of Harry Potter... Silly Dollar!

    Original Poster

    Liddle ol' me;4783201

    Post a pic of the inside page with publication details...



    Just going to upload it now

    Original Poster

    http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8171/p1010006y.th.jpg

    Original Poster

    midjet666;4783650



    Underneath that bit it says something about not selling or lending etc, that old fashioned statement which I haven't seen recently in books. No numbers or anything.

    Original Poster

    So can anyone tell?Many thanks xxxx

    midjet666;4786331

    So can anyone tell?Many thanks xxxx



    Difficult to say without seeing the covers are they a set? If they are a Set they may be worth something looking at that Abebooks link I posted.

    Don't suppose you will ever know unless you take them to a proper BookWorm.

    Look for local antique stores and seek their advice, keep an eyeout for Antique Valuation days, there are bound to be some coming up within the Easter Period. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Celticsun;4786914

    Difficult to say without seeing the covers are they a set? If they are a … Difficult to say without seeing the covers are they a set? If they are a Set they may be worth something looking at that Abebooks link I posted.Don't suppose you will ever know unless you take them to a proper BookWorm.Look for local antique stores and seek their advice, keep an eyeout for Antique Valuation days, there are bound to be some coming up within the Easter Period. :thumbsup:



    Brilliant thank you, I'll post the proper pictures later, (they're on my laptop and I'm on PC atm,can't be bothered to change :thumbsup:) but will look around for local antique shops etc. There was a valuation day a few weeks ago but I missed it and they charged you to valuate it which I thought they did it for free and it was about 20miles from me so probably wouldn't have gone anyway lol.
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