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How rare is my book?

How do you find out how rare a book is? This is the info for the book I'm wondering about: The Complete Siberian Husky. Lorna B Demidoff and Michael Jennings. Published in 1978. First Edition, Hardcover, Excellent Condition.

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Sorry to tell you this- but your book isn't worth anything to a collector.

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I understand, but may I ask why? The woman who wrote this book is practically the goddess of huskies, and this is ago of piece of husky history. It is a first edition and is over 35 years old, not to mention that it's almost in mint condition. But, I trust your opinion more than my own. I'm a a conformation dog show handler, so this book probably seems more valuable to me because of how involved I am on the subject matter.
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The reason why it is not very valuable is for a couple of reasons. First, 35 years old is not very old, therefore, there are probably a lot of those books still around. Second, a book on Huskies is kind of a niche interest. So you have a large supply of books that are not in demand by most people. Simple economics. Small demand + Large supply = not worth much. If it were Alice in Wonderland,first edition, signed by Lewis Carrol, in mint condition, then it would be worth something because it is a well known author and book that is 150 years old.
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Zero, zilch, nada, nothing, bupkiss!!

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Okay. I respect your opinion, but may I ask why? Do you think it could sell at 30 dollars?
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Take a look on ebay and see what they are selling for!!
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I'm sorry so say this but 35 years old it's not old for a book, it Is still being sold on eBay and Amazon, not to mention that 30 dollars for a book that isn't on demand for is pretty extreme. There's also the fact that they have the book selling in mint condition, never to have been touched by a reader's hand before.

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Do you think I should just keep it for a whole to see if the value goes up, or sell it at a lower price. What would be a good price?
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I would keep it for a while, because the book is not being manufactured anymore and over time it is bound to be a collector's gem.
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Thank you very much!
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