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Is my misprinted book worth anything?

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    Hi. Total newbie here, so I apologize if this question has been addressed somewhere else. My mom gave me a copy of H.G. Wells' Seven Famous Novels book, June 1, 1934, first printing and the spine has an error in the printing. The spine was printed with the title, logo and author's name twice so there's this weird double effect. As far as I can tell, everything else in the book is printed normally and it's in decent condition. Just curious if it's worth anything? And if no one here knows, where would I find out, who could I ask?
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    A quick Google search , along with checking out some used book sites...shows not misprinted copies starting around $7.00 US dollars.
    Seems like a average price for a good reading copy is between $10-15 dollars.
    'Course some listing have a price in the $100-$150 dollar range...like anything for sale , you can ask any price you want...whether folks pay that price is another story...

    Unfortunately I did not see anything about a misprint....mis-strike on the spine / cover....so what I said above may really mean little.
    Welcome to the forum and good luck in your search.
    Andy
     
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    Thank you for your reply! I look forward to enjoying the information on this site.
    In my searches, I found about the same info :(
    It is a little interesting that there's no description of other books with the same misprint which made me wonder how common it was...
     
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    You are very welcome Tabby.
    I have a few books in my library , that have a misprint...I'm talking a repeated paragraph or page ...not the occasional misspelled word.
    I kinda like your book spine...It gives the book a interesting look.
    Andy
     
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    It does! I will probably end up keeping it.... I figured, if it was worth enough to pay off my car or something I might sell it and just buy another old copy LOL
    Otherwise, it makes it a unique piece of history to call my own....
     
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    If it was worth something...sell it off and pay off your car?!!!....How 'bout buying more books?... :)
    Why do something practicable?....LOL
    Just kidding...
    I bet it looks neat sitting there on the bookshelf.
    Andy
     
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    Right?!
    You can never have too many books!
    Hmmmm...
     
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    Just remember that "enough" , is always at least one more than you already have...LOL!
    Andy
     
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    YES!! lol
     
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    Glad to see that someone gets that outlook...LOL
    Case in point :
    I have 4 copies of The Hobbit.
    One signed and numbered , by Alan Lee , number 69 out of 250
    One Hardbound I grew up with , that was given to me by my mom and dad
    A annotated edition
    And finally my hardback "reading" copy...
    You might even count my copies of The History the Hobbit by John Rateliff as copies as well...

    Does that stop me from looking at other editions ... ? Nope.
    Oh well ...there are worse addictions besides books...LOL
    Andy
     
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    SO JEALOUS!!

    Oh yeah, when my best friend and I go to the thrift store, we say goodbye at the door, I go to the books and she looks at everything else lol
     
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    Thanks...I lucked into that copy ...right place , right time and unusually for me , I had the money at that time... LOL

    Thrift shops are dangerous places...many a book screaming : "Pick Me!...Pick Me!"...LOL
    Andy
     

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