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The Best of Antiques Roadshow, Book-Nerd Style

Limited editions from great writers, including Harper Lee, William Faulkner, and Robert Frost.

We love books. We love old books. We love old books with interesting heritage. We LOVE Antiques Roadshow on PBS! Here are some of our favorite appraisals that feature books and ephemera that make us wish we could go on a major shopping spree. Right. Now.


Edgar Allan Poe–Inscribed Book

Appraised in: Baltimore, Maryland
Appraised by: Thomas Lecky
Appraised value: $10,000 – $15,000

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Inscribed First Edition of Mary Poppins

Appraised in: Louisville, Kentucky
Appraised by: Selby Kiffer
Appraised value: $2,500 – $3,500

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1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Appraised in: Boise, Idaho
Appraised by: Ken Gloss
Appraised value: $3,000 – $5,000

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Langston Hughes Signed First Editions

Langston Hughes's Signature

Appraised in: Richmond, Virginia
Appraised by: Ken Sanders
Appraised value: $8,000 – $10,000

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1891 Signed Limited-Edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Appraised in: Reno, Nevada
Appraised by: Thomas Lecky
Appraised value: $8,000 – $12,000

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Signed Copy of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

Appraised in: Portland, Oregon
Appraised by: Francis Wahlgren
Appraised value: $3,000 – $4,000

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“Lysistrata” Signed by Pablo Picasso

Lysistrata Signed by Pablo Picasso

Appraised in: Seattle, Washington
Appraised by: Ken Sanders
Appraised value: $4,000 – $5,000

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1960 Review Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Appraised in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Appraised by: Ken Gloss
Appraised value: $5,000

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William S. Burroughs Collection

William S. Burroughs Collection

Appraised in: Kansas City, Missouri
Appraised by: Ken Gloss
Appraised value: $7,000 – $10,000

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1896 Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Appraised in: San Francisco, California
Appraised by: Thomas Lecky
Appraised value: $2,000 – $3,000

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Three Signed Robert Frost Books

Three Signed Books by Robert Frost

Appraised in: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Appraised by: Francis Wahlgren
Appraised value: $3,000 – $4,000

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Signed First Edition of William Faulkner’s Sartoris

Sartoris by William Faulkner

Appraised in: Denver, Colorado
Appraised by: Ian Ehling
Appraised value: $6,000 – $8,000

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