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I HAVE A BOOK STUDS LONIGAN BY T. FARRELL IS IT OF ANY VALUE

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I HAVE A BOOK STUDS LONIGAN BY JAMES T. FARRELL IS IT OF ANY VALUE
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Frank replied 10 months ago.

Hello and Welcome to Just Answer,

My name is***** am a Personal Property Appraiser and would be happy to assist you with your question.

Do you see a date of publication in the book as well as the publisher?

Is the cover still attached? Any interior damage?

Thanks,

Frank

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
INTERIOR NOT DAMAGE. COVER IS VERY DAMAGED. PUBLISHER IS RAMDOM HOUSE 1938. IT IS YHTE TRILOGE
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
THE TRILOGE : YOUNG LONIGAN, THE YOUNG MAN OF STUDS LONIGAN AND JUDGMENT DAY
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
IF YOU CARE TO CALL ME WITH THE ANSWER MY # *****(###) ###-####
Expert:  Frank replied 10 months ago.

When dealing with antiquarian or collectible books, condition plays a major role in the resale value. Collectors are looking for top quality issues with the least amount of damage. Soiling, staining, binding damage, cover damage, or torn pages would result in a drop in value.

In the current market, your 1938 edition of the Trilogy of Studs Lonigan, by James T. Farrell would have a resale value of 20-25USD in good to excellent condition.

Taking into account the damage to the cover, a realistic resale value would be closer to 3-6USD, if you were to attempt to resell the book yourself. These old books can be a tough sell when damaged, due to the amount of money it costs to repair them. Which many times is more than the book itself is worth.

I hope this information was helpful to you today.

Best of luck with your vintage book.

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Thank You,

Frank

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