The book, developed with the smithsonian institution, provides detailed information for each of its many illustrations. Feb 23, 2012 i have a complete 1919 book of knowledge set. The book of knowledge encyclopedia setseries 1945 rare. What is the value of a complete set of 1965 world book encyclopedia set worth. Value of book of knowledge childrens encyclopedias. I have a 20 vol set of groliers book of knowledge encyclopedias with the red hard cover. Knowledge encyclopedia is a large 10 x 12 and 360 pages book from dk publishing that benefits from big, colorful computergenerated images, including 3d images. I have a set of the 1935 edition of the book of knowledge childrens encyclopedias. Buy the book of knowledge and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Little used with few writings in some of them, but with the price i paid for, it is wealth it.
Some old books may be rare and have great value, others may be more. The book value of a fixed asset is arrived at by subtracting accumulated depreciation from the cost of the asset. Antique 1887 chambers encyclopedia of universal knowledge volume 18 full set. Aug 06, 2019 i bought this book for my grandsons 4th birthday. As is the case with all rare books and other collectibles, the more scarce an edition is, the more likely it is to have a bigger spread between supply and demand, and thus the higher the monetary value. The book of knowledge the childrens encyclopedia 1949 20 volume 10 book set. Plus schoolsubject guide, graded courses of study, master keys, and character education guide. You are bidding on the complete series of the book of knowledge set of childrens encyclopedias from the year 1945 by the company the grolier society.
You can see by the photos the wear on the edging and book corners. Pictorial encyclopedia from 5060s, 10 volumes but vol 9 missing, hence low price. Fill out this form with enough information to get a list of comparable copies. Ran across what i believe is a full set of 1927 the book of knowledge books. As one bookseller puts it, the value of a book is whatever someone will pay for it. Packed with fascinating statistics, maps, timelines, graphics, and photorealistic crosssections, this family encyclopedia makes the most complex subjects easy to understand in seconds. These have been stored indoors in a living area since new, and are in very good shape. This page is great place to look for the value of old encyclopedias. Grolier also publishes the encyclopedia americana, the secondlargest encyclopedia in english. The easiest way to know how much your copy of a book is worth on the open market is to check on how much similar copies are currently being offered for. For more than 2,000 years encyclopaedias have existed as summaries of extant scholarship in forms comprehensible to their readers. A complete set of the book of knowledge from 1923 in hardcover. The books are in decent condition, especially considering how old they are.
Finding the value of groliers book of knowledge encyclopedias. With over 25,000 illustrations and 1,300 maps, the 2008 new book of knowledge encyclopedia is ripe with information that is meant for the young scholar. The world book encyclopedia, 2017, is a general az lookup source in 22 hardcover volumes full of accurate and trustworthy facts. Some old books may be rare and have great value, others may be more difficult to place a value on. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Auction values tend to be at about 50% of moderate retail, so it is a book with value. You might think its a rare and valuable book but dont know where to find its value.
Get the best deals on encyclopedia sets when you shop the largest online selection at. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. It is not collectible, to answer your question, but none of the encyclopedias of the 20th century are highly sought after todayeven the classics such as this one. Finding the value of old encyclopedia sets thriftyfun. Determining the value of a set of encyclopedias or even a single volume isnt exceedingly difficult, but there is market variation. The new book of knowledge is an encyclopedia intended primarily for children from 3rd to 8th grades. Old reference books such as encyclopedias may have some resale or collectors value. If a child in your life is interested in knowledge and science i highly recommend these encyclopedias because its the best gift you can give them. His brothers are always interested in looking at it as well but he is the one thats truly interested in the book. The childrens encyclopedia, full 20 volume set, magic carpet edition. Find book of knowledge encyclopedias in canada visit kijiji classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything. Mar 05, 2012 the chicago published encyclopedia by field enterprises educational corp.
I have a set of the world book encyclopedia, copy right 1964. This is a book will be in his permanent collection as he gets older. Value of book of knowledge encyclopedias thriftyfun. The new book of knowledge encyclopedia set complete set 20 vols. Complete set of encyclopedias appropriate for 3rd grade to 9th grade students, 20 volumes plus bonus books. When you obtain a new set of encyclopedias, or simply want to clear space in your home and use the internet for research, you might find yourself wondering what to do with an entire volume of encyclopedias. Colliers, book of knowledge, encyclopedia americana each had an audience. See todays waverley book knowledge for sale, best offer and auction. Do you have an old or antiquarian book and would like to know its value. This is confusing since last copywrite listed is 1938. He can look at the pictures by himself and there is a lot of information on each page that his parents can read to him. The book of knowledge the childrens encyclopedia 20 volumes. Jun 24, 20 libraries rarely want encyclopedias unless they are current and up to date.
Discover amazing local deals on book of knowledge for sale. I checked, and indeed the new encyclopedias alphabetical and all were. Over 2,000 expert contributors collaborated with the editors to create 10,500 educational pages filled with over 9,000 articles total. The book of knowledge was an encyclopedia aimed at juveniles first published in 1912, by the grolier society originally largely a reprint of the british childrens encyclopaedia with revisions related to the united states by holland thompson, over time the encyclopedia evolved into a new entity entirely. On the other hand, vintage britannicas retain modest value, and if you happen to own a full set of the 1911 edition prized as the grandaddy of all encyclopedias. How much is the bicentennial edition of world book encyclopedias worth. Deterioration from age only, and some wear from actually being used. I have a set of book of knowledge encyclopedias complete with 1520 annuals thru the 1980s. Look below for feedback shared about the value of various encyclopedia sets. For historical purposes they can also be extremely helpful. Plus schoolsubject guide and graded courses of study books keyed to the 1952 book of knowledge, master keys to understanding the book of knowledge guide to using the index contained in last bound volume, and character education guide to the book. That oversimplified explanation, however, doesnt help the average person put a value on their encyclopedias.
This is a guide about finding the value of groliers book of knowledge encyclopedias. Like the new book of knowledge, a very new or very old edition in good shape will be worth the most. Copywrite 1937 an 38 being final but, there are numerous copywrite dates listed as well from 1923 on up to the latter. Inside it states copyright, 1926,1927, the grolier society, copyright 1923,1924. The new book of knowledge encyclopedia set grolier inc. New editions of the world book encyclopedia have been published since 1917, and. Finding the value of world book encyclopedias thriftyfun. The new book of knowledge vintage set of books volume 18.
What is the value of a complete set of world book encycloped. Almanhaj ebooks 4 a brief biography of the author he was abu khaithama zuhair ibn harb ibn shadaad annasaaee. For a skinner rare book were looking for books that have a higher minimum auction value, so this book wouldnt be appropriate for auction, but it is a really nice book nonetheless. He loves everything about dinosaurs and was thrilled with the book. The world book encyclopedia is an encyclopedia published in the united states. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The new book of knowledge new book of knowledge on. Encyclopaedia, reference work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or that treats a particular branch of knowledge in a comprehensive manner. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Ive read the knowledge encyclopedia cover to cover and enjoyed it immensely. New listing year book world book encyclopedia set 19911998. Complete set 1952 book of knowledge the childrens encyclopedia.
The grolier book of knowledge encyclopedia complete 20 volume. Book value is the value at which the assets of a business are carried on the companys books. Complete set 1952 book of knowledge the childrens encyclopedia that leads to love of learning. One was the bluebound 1920s edition of the childrens encyclopedia which hed bought and the other was the 1930s wonderland of knowledge that his parents subscribed to when he was young. The book of knowledge was an encyclopedia aimed at juveniles first published in 1912, by the grolier society. The new book of knowledge boasts that the editors have worked for six years to complete an alphabetically arranged, curriculumoriented encyclopedia, one especially designed for todays. The new book of knowledge encyclopedia set complete set 20. All keyed to the 1952 edition printing the book of knowledge, complete set the grolier society, e. According to the company, its mission is to enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. What is the value world book encyclopedia, 1976 edition, like new. This was a topically arranged encyclopedia that was based on arthur mees childrens encyclopaedia. Some might argue that the explanations dont go very deep, but that is to be expected from a general knowledge encyclopedia that covers a truly wide range of topics. What is the value of the 1959 golden book encyclopedia set. These are childrens encyclopedias by the grollier society, dated 1923.
New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in ontario. The old book of knowledge presumed that children would not be institutionalized for their entire lives. Set includes 20 volumes and one index, answered by a verified antique expert. An illustrated encyclopedia with articles on history, lit. Older childrens encyclopedias often included science fare and craft projects which are still of value or illustrate things which would be difficult to find out howtodo today.
This is a page about finding the value of world book encyclopedias. The new book of knowledge the childrens encyclopedia volume 20wxyz by editors of grolier and a great. Aside from their decorative value, depending on the encyclopedia, some are still useful. Vintage 1946 complete set 20 vols the book of knowledge. When i was a child, my father had 2 sets of encyclopedias that he kept in the spare bedroom. Book value may also refer to the net worth of a business, which is calculated by subtracting liabilities from assets. Libraries rarely want encyclopedias unless they are current and up to date. The new book of knowledge the childrens encyclopedia volume 20wxyz by editors of grolier and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. I bought a set of childrens book of knowledge for my son to read.
Make offer the book of knowledge complete set grolier 1928. Similar in style to the book of knowledge, this 10 volume encyclopedia was. When you obtain a new set of encyclopedias, or simply want to clear space in your home and use the internet for research, you might find yourself wondering what to do with an entire. Originally largely a reprint of the british childrens encyclopaedia with revisions related to the united states by holland thompson, over time the encyclopedia evolved into a new entity entirely. The childrens encyclopedia, full 20 volume set, magic carpet edition mcloughlin, e v on. The death of the encyclopedia the saturday evening post. What is the best encyclopedia book for general knowledge. Mar, 2015 this is a guide about finding the value of groliers book of knowledge encyclopedias. Common books like the works of william shakespeare, prayer books, bibles and encyclopedias were printed in huge quantities during the victorian era and usually have little value. One very simple method of finding an approximate value of a book is to search for similar copies on and see what prices are being asked. Vintage the book of knowledge 8 x volumes encyclopedia s very interesting. How to dispose of old encyclopedias pen and the pad.
The encyclopedia was a successor to the book of knowledge, published from 1912 to 1965. Its easy to read, informative, and the illustrations are absolutely amazing. So each book has a smattering of everything, instead of how such books are laid out now. You probably dont need to include every word of the title and authors name. Old encyclopedias are attracting collectors primarily for two reasons. They were sold to families on the installment plan, one book coming every couple of months. Oct 11, 2019 i have a 20 vol set of groliers book of knowledge encyclopedias with the red hard cover. The book of knowledge childrensencyclopedia complete set of 20 volumes bound in ten classic burgundyleatherlike cloth over hard board covers, each measuring 634wide x 934 tall. Waverley book knowledge pricevalue guide, valuation. I have a complete set of the new book of knowledge. Jun 29, 2006 the new book of knowledge has 50 pages of articles on birds, their anatomy, their habits, and so forth, rather in the fashion of a school textbook, but the old book of knowledge has 9 pages on storks, herons, and plovers alone, with information straight from the memory of an old bird watcher and afficionado including a flashy account of a. The perfect reference book for inquisitive minds of all ages, knowledge encyclopedia covers science, nature, technology, history, and culture. Nov 07, 2014 old encyclopedias are attracting collectors primarily for two reasons.1400 1281 830 800 1015 562 559 293 1085 642 683 773 993 1372 1115 1211 74 280 1127 1400 693 1400 1044 975 116 917 605 882 846 166 1317 368 304 441 484