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The titles in our Special Collections are available for sale. Please contact Books to Benefit at (309) 531-8320 to verify prices and learn more.* Titles are listed alphabetically by the author’s last name. Whenever possible, we have included the lowest price listed online through other book sale sites at the time the book was donated. Generally our books sell for 30% of the lowest online price. You will always find our prices are significantly lower than those found online.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to see any of the Special Collections books listed below, please contact Books to Benefit at (309) 531-8320.


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Alden, Mary

  • Cook Book for Children
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Anonymous

  • Elizabeth and Her German Garden
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Anonymous

  • The Royal Crown Reader, Book 4th
  • Online Price $50.00 (shipping not included)Our Price $15.00




Anonymous Convicted Felon

  • Illustrated History & Description of (Illinois) State Prison etc.
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00(shipping not included)




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Bird, George Grinnell

  • Pawnee Tales and Folk-Tales
  • Online Price $40.00-100.00Our Price $25.00 (shipping not included)




Black, William (ed.)

  • Practical Primer
  • Online Price $62.00Our Price $18.50 (shipping not included)




Boylston, Helen

  • Sue Barton, Staff Nurse (No. 7 in series)
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Broughton, Philip

  • Pandy
  • Online Price $41.00-51.00Our Price $12.00 (shipping not included)




Burroughs, Edgar Rice

  • The Lad and the Lion
  • Online Price $90.00-95.00Our Price $30.00 (shipping not included)




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Chagall, Marc – SOLD!

  • Chagall’s Jerusalem Window Postcards
  • Online Price $43.00-80.00 plusOur Price $13.50 (shipping not included)

Chagall, Marc – SOLD!

  • Chagall’s Postcards
  • Online Price $115.00 plusOur Price $34.50 (shipping not included)

Collier, Robert

  • Book of Life in 7 volumes
  • Online Price $95.00Our Price $25.00 (shipping not included)




Cottam, Calvin

  • Head First for Health
  • Online Price $199.50Our Price $60.00 (shipping not included)




Crowther, Ruth, and illustrated by Hays, Ethel

  • Manly Manners, 1946, with dust jacket; signed by author and illustrator
  • Online Price $325.00 (no dust jacket)Our Price $125.00 (shipping not included)




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De Long, Emma – SOLD!

  • Explorer’s Wife: Memoirs of the Wife of the Commander of the Jeannette Expedition
  • Online Price $450.00Our Price $125.00 (shipping not included)

de Saint-Exupery, Antoine – SOLD!

  • The Little Prince (1943) & Flight to Arras (1942)
  • Our Price Sold Together $25.00 (shipping not included)

Derleth, August, and Lovecraft, H. P. – SOLD!

  • The Lurker at the Threshold, 1st ed. (1945)
  • Online Price $154.00Our Price $45.00 (shipping not included)

Dickerson, Theophilus

  • Artisans & Artisans of Vanished Races
  • Online Price $150.00Our Price $45.00 (shipping not included)




Dunne, Edward – SOLD!

  • Illinois, the Heart of the Nation–5 vol.
  • Online Price $231.00Our Price $70.00 (shipping not included)

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Federal Writer’s Project

  • Massachusetts–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $25.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Federal Writer’s Project

  • New Jersey–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Federal Writer’s Project

  • New Orleans City Guide–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $65.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Federal Writer’s Project

  • New York Panorama
  • Online Price $57.50Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Federal Writer’s Project

  • Ohio–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $48.98Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Federal Writer’s Project

  • Virginia–a Guide to the Old Dominion
  • Online Price $45.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Freeman, Douglas S. – SOLD!

  • George Washington a Biography in 4 vols.
  • Online Price $100.00Our Price $30.00 (shipping not included)

Frere, Thomas

  • Hoyle’s Games
  • Online Price $45.00Our Price $10.00 (shipping not included)




Frost, John – SOLD!

  • Pictorial Life of General Washington
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)

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Gibson, J.M.

  • Memoirs of J.M. Gibson Terrors of the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Online Price $50.00 and $92.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)




Green, Nathan

  • The War With Spain
  • Online Price $68.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)




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Halstead, Murat

  • Story of Cuba & Her Struggles
  • Online Price $52.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Harland, Marion – SOLD!

  • House & Home, A Complete Housewife’s Guide
  • Online Price $125.00(shipping not included)Our Price $35.00

Headley, J. T., and Johnson, Willis Fletcher – SOLD!

  • H.M. Stanley’s Wonderful Adventures in Africa (1890)
  • Online Price $200.00Our Price $50.00 (shipping not included)

Hewlitt, John

  • Cross on the Moon
  • Online Price $105.00Our Price $31.50 (shipping not included)




Hoffman, Mary Spencer – SOLD!

  • The Children’s Shakespeare (1911)
  • Online Price $100.00Our Price $30.00 (shipping not included)

Hough, Emerson – SOLD!

  • Law of the Land
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $35.00 (shipping not included)

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Irving, Washington

  • Life of George Washington
  • Online Price $54.00Our Price $16.00 (shipping not included)




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Johnson, Marion

  • Johnny Mouse on Corregidor
  • Online Price $95.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)




Johnson, Nora

  • The World of Henry Orient (basis of Peter Sellers movie of same name); 1958
  • Online Price $160.00Our Price $40.00 (shipping not included)




Jordan, Gail – SOLD!

  • Love Slave (value is the cover art)
  • Online Price $150.00Our Price $45.00 (shipping not included)

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Kirby, Edward M. – SOLD!

  • Star-Spangled Radio–Radio’s part in WWII
  • Online Price $49.95Our Price $10.00 (shipping not included)

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Lawrence, T.E. – SOLD!

  • 7 Pillars of Wisdom
  • Online Price $80.00Our Price $25.00 (shipping not included)

Lee, Rector Lawrence

  • Song of the Honda
  • Online Price $199.99Our Price $35.00 (shipping not included)




Lester, Paul

  • The Great Galveston Disaster
  • Online Price $200.00 (shipping not included)Our Price $50.00




Lincoln Highway Association

  • Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway
  • Online Price $150.00Our Price $45.00 (shipping not included)




Lynde, Francis

  • Scientific Sprague
  • Online Price $200.00Our Price $60.00 (shipping not included)




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Manchester, William

  • Remembering Kennedy, One Brief Shining Moment
  • Online Price $75.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)




Mayer, Ruth McKenna

  • Chicagoland Tales
  • Online Price $75.00Our Price $22.00 (shipping not included)




Meador, Stephen

  • Down the Big River
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $37.50 (shipping not included)




Miller, Francis T.

  • Complete History of WWII
  • Online Price $49.00Our Price $12.00 (shipping not included)




Miller, Lewis B.

  • Saddles and Lariats
  • Online Price $75.00Our Price $22.50 (shipping not included)




Minter, Mary Miles – SOLD!

  • Signed letter with envelope from the silent film screen actress
  • Our Price $300.00 or best offer (shipping not included)

Mottelay, Paul – SOLD!

  • The Soldier in Our Civil War (2 volumes)
  • Online Price $300.00 (original binding)Our Price $30.00 (shipping not included)

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Nogey-Lecoudre A.

  • Institutiones Philosophicae etc.
  • Online Price $110.00Our Price $33.00 (shipping not included)




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Owen, Ethel

  • Book of Original Parties
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $35.00 (shipping not included)




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Ray, Anna Chapin

  • Nathalie’s Sister
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $37.50 (shipping not included)




Richardson, James – SOLD!

  • Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897
  • Online Price $175.00-300.00Our Price $50.00 (shipping not included)

Rives, Hallie Erminie

  • Hearts Courageous
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $12.50 (shipping not included)




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Sandburg, Carl – SOLD!

  • Abe Lincoln, Prairie Years and The Civil War (6 volume set)
  • Online Price $180.00Our Price $50.00 (shipping not included)

Schmucker, Samuel

  • Life and Times of George Washington
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Sinclair, Upton – SOLD!

  • World’s End
  • Online Price $65.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)

Spring, Elliott White

  • In the Cool of the Evening
  • Online Price $46.00 and 77.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Stiff, Dean

  • Milk and Honey Run
  • Online Price $750.00Our Price $75.00 (shipping not included)




Swift, Jonathon

  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Online Price $65.00Our Price $19.50 (shipping not included)




Swift, Jonathon

  • Gulliver’s Travels–1887
  • Online Price $120.00Our Price $35.00 (shipping not included)




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Temple, Crona

  • Princess Louise
  • Online Price n/aOur Price $10.00 (shipping not included)




Thompson, Maurice

  • Alice of Old Vincennes
  • Online Price $115.00Our Price $30.00 (shipping not included)




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Van Dyne, Edith (aka L. Frank Baum)

  • Aunt Jane’s Nieces
  • Online Price n/aOur Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




Vaughan, James

  • Harmony Heaven & Sunrise Glory
  • Individual Online Price $61, $20 respectivelyBoth $20 (shipping not included)




Vaughan, Sam

  • New Shoes–Illus. by Cindy Szekeres (1st book)
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)




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“Wagger”

  • Battery Flashes
  • Online Price $225.00Our Price $60.00 (shipping not included)




Ward, Artemus – SOLD!

  • Artemus Ward–His Travels
  • Online Price $75.00 and upOur Price $22.50 (shipping not included)

Webster, Edna Robb – SOLD!

  • Dad’s Girl (value in cover artist)
  • Online Price $70.00-125.00Our Price $28.00 (shipping not included)

Wilder, Thornton

  • Ides of March
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $18.00 (shipping not included)




Williams, Charles Richard

  • Life of Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Online Price $84.00Our Price $20.00 (shipping not included)




Wilson, Woodrow

  • History of the American People in 5 vols.
  • Online Price $120.00Our Price $30.00 (shipping not included)




Winant, John Gilbert

  • Letter From Grosvenor Square
  • Online Price $58.00Our Price $17.50 (shipping not included)




Wolf, Simon – SOLD!

  • Presidents I Have Known
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)

Wren, P.C.

  • Wages of Virtue
  • Online Price $200.00Our Price $60.00 (shipping not included)




Wurth, Anne

  • Rag Doll Susie Her Adventures on Laughing Island
  • Online Price $56.25Our Price $15.00 (shipping not included)




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