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2 volumes of poetry ( gleanings ) hand written about 1810 in

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2 volumes of poetry ( gleanings ) hand written about 1810 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hand illustrated in water color by local known Scottish artists. Commissioned by Hannah Fraser. These are the only copies in the world.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
My name is Nora.
This would be a highly specialized book set for specialty rare and antique book collectors. One of a kind items tend to skyrocket in price on their own and the value is unpredictable.
I can provide a list of rare book auction houses for you to contact.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A list of auction houses would be nice. Especially those specializing in rare books and perhaps also in the U.K.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Certainly - here you go.
If you are interested in selling your books, I suggest that the best route for these would be through auction. Here are some suggestions of companies to contact:
Bauman's Rare Books in Manhattan - http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/
PBA Rare Book Auctions in San Francisco: http://www.pbagalleries.com/
Swann’s Auction Galleries: http://www.swanngalleries.com/bo_oks.cgi
Bloomsbury London: http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/
Heritage Auctions: www.ha.com
Australian Book Auctions: http://www.australianbookauctions.com/
Dominic Winter Auctions: www.dominic-winter.co.uk/
Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept: www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/
It is free to contact auction houses and get an estimate for sale. You can contact each auction house through their website. You will send them photos and information. You would not be obligated to sell with any of them. Please bear in mind that estimates will vary from each business, and that the highest estimate is not necessarily a guarantee of a sale.
Contact all of them, if possible for you, regardless of the company location. This will also help you get a consensus opinion on the value and estimates. Approach each one as if you are interested in selling through them. Auction houses take a percentage of the final sale price, so it is in their best interest to sell it for a premium bid.
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Nora