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A book is more likely to appeal to collectors, and therefore be worth more, if you have actually heard of the book or its author.We have a large and varied selection of antiquarian books dating back over 500 years.We like all of them to be in the finest possible condition.A beautifully leather bound book or one with a pictorial gold leaf cover can form the basis for a really eye-catching shelf; these antique books are usually quite collectible.Simple beauty in a cover or binding can be worth -1,000 depending upon the complexity and execution of the design.