Generally it's a good idea to toss out the highest and lowest numbers you find and take an average of the rest to get an idea of how much you can expect to ask for your rare book.

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You can also choose to limit your search to first editions, signed editions, or hardcover.

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First edition books in mint condition will almost always have more value than subsequent editions.

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