My Weekly Score: Dickens Books

Old books are a great thing to sell on eBay, especially if your book happens to be written by one of the most influential and famous authors the world has ever seen.

Enter Charles Dickens and this 12-volume set you see below.

The books are from 1884 and were obviously part of the same collection. All of these factors led to a great sale price (but we’ll get to that in a minute).

The titles included the following (some of which had two titles to each volume): Christmas Books/Great Expectations, Martin Chuzzlewit, American & Italian Notes/Edwin Drood, Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, Our Mutual Friend, Dombey and Son, Christmas Stories/Uncommercial Traveller, Barnaby Rudge/Hard Times, Sketches by “Boz”/Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, Old Curiosity Shop/Reprinted Pieces

The books had some general shelf wear, but were actually in pretty good condition still. This was great considering the age of the collection.

We were lucky enough to snatch this set for about $23. I put them up for $74.99, and a bidding war ensued! It ended on $107.37 and we couldn’t be happier. I hope they live on someone’s bookshelf for a long time to come.

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