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What is the value of the following: 10 Volume Set of Hawkins

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What is the value of the following:
10 Volume Set of Hawkins Electrical Guide
(Includes: Questions, Answers, and Diagrams)
Copyrighted 1917 by Theo. Audel & Co.,***** New York
Volume 1: Electricity and Magnetism, Induction, Dynamos, Armatures, Windings
Volume 2: Dynamos, Motors, Instruments, Testing
Volume 3; Wiring and Distribution Systems, Storage Batteries
Volume 4: Alternating Current and Alternators
Volume 5: A.C. Motors, Transformers, Converters, Rectifiers
Volume 6: A.C. Switchboards, Circuit Breakers, Measuring Instruments
Volume 7: A.C. Wiring, Power Stations, Telephone Work
Volume 8: Telegraph, Wireless, Bells, Lighting
Volume 9: Railways, Motion Pictures, Automobiles, Ignition
Volume 10: Applications of Electricity, Reference Indes
Condition: Good (text and diagrams are clear and readable, no missing pages, bindings need some restoration)
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

This set is considered rare. Your pictures show general foxing (browning of the pages). Only those copies in pristine condition command the highest prices.

If all the books are in good condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of the set is approximately $300. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $120, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

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