I own a number of old books and would like to determine their value for possible disposal. Most are theological/historical in nature. These three volumes are in (what I would consider) good condition:1) Autobiography of Finney (Rev. Charles G. Finney), Barnes & Company, New York, 18762) Lectures on Preaching (Phillips Brooks), H.R. Allenson, London, 19023) Half-Hours with Great Authors, Belford, Clarke and Company, New York and Chicago, 1887I would appreciate your kind expertise. Thank you.
Could we do this one at a time since you are a subscription. This is quite a lot.
Here is your first one...after I see that you accepted we can do the next, if that is ok for you. I like to do quite a bit of research.
This edition by Rev. Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) is a first edition of The Autobiography of Finney. This book about "America's most effective 19th century evangelist" told in his own words records his insights on the work of the Holy Spirit, instruction on revival, and "timeless principles" in "advancing the kingdom of God." It has been published many times since the date of this volume of 1876 but this original from New York by A. S. Barnes has a rare book value of 40.00-45.00 in very good condition..which it sounds like this and the other volumes are found in.
I hope this helps. All my best, Dori
PS I will continue on as I hear from you..thanks for your team work and patience. :)
Wow! I didn't realize you'd do so much! I've been getting much briefer answers on other items, but I really appreciate the history. I'm debating whether to keep these books, but am seeking ways to generate a little extra money for home renovation. Thank you, Dori! I'll look forward to other answers as you have time. I'm not in a rush, but I'm working on a "free week" here.
No problem. If you have other items, I am happy to look at those as well.
This 1902 edition by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) is a later edition of his 1877 Lectures on Preaching that he delivered before the Yale College Divinity School. It was actually put out 51 times after that date so it is very available in libraries Worldwide..and the turn of the century volumes are not highly collectible. The London published H.R.Allenson edition has a documented rare book value in the range of 60.00-65.00 in very good condition but there are 30 on the International markets as we speak (many from the late 1870's) so the online market is not going to be easy to sell this on...a more local venue would be better and possibly a way of marketing this as late 19th century Victorian Episcopal thought would be good way to go as Phillips Brooks was notable in the East. Interesting guy - here is some easy to access info to help you with how to sell this one.
All my best, Dori
You are terrific. I know Brooks well. "O Little Town" is my favorite Christmas hymn.
This last one from 1887 is actually one of many mid to late 1880's editions of Half-Hours with Great Authors published by Belford, Clarke & Co. The publisher like many Victorian publishers put out these collections of popular writers and in the day these were very popular and every home library had them. Almost every year from 1884 to 1890 there was a new one published by the Chicago publisher however today the works are less known and our contemporary collectors are less interested with so many out there from scores of publishers as well as Belford. This particular work would have a value in the range of 20.00-25.00 (USD) in very good condition..but you can find them selling for less than value unfortunately. I hope this helps..and that you will find me if you have other items (on your free week!) Just put Dori at the head of the question and I will be here to help on the spot as those are sent to us. Thanks for being so warm. Dori
Well, even if I could get half what these are worth, that would be nice. I have two incomplete collections I may run past you tomorrow. I so much appreciate your help, Dori.
Great. I am traveling to another location tomorrow (on a short holiday) and will be home tomorrow night. I will keep my eyes out for your question and answer late tomorrow or early the next day. I am back to work after tomorrow. Just remember to put "Dori" in the question and I will be sure to find it.