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I bought my toddler a popular board book - Pajama Time by best-selling author, Sandra Boynton. The last page spread is printed upside-down! How do I find out if it is worth something now and/or down the road? Thanks!

Dear Jennifer,

Many thanks, but this is just a publishing flaw and would not add anything to future value.  If a new bookshop had spotted it the book would have been returned and probably pulped by the distributor.

Sorry that the news is not more optimistic.


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With over 30 years of experience I can assist with questions on most subjects relating to book collecting, and antiquarian books. I specialise in books on the arts, literature, gardening, architecture, travels to Italy and France, as well as manuscripts and documents.


I have been a leading rare book dealer for over 30 years. I am a member of the main Book Trade Associations, ABA, ILAB, and PBFA. A council member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, and in 2014 Chairman of the International London Rare Book Fair, held at Olympia. My shop was established in 1948.

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