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I have a book written by Alfred,Lord Tennyson it was written

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I have a book written by Alfred,Lord Tennyson it was written in 1847 the book is called the princess could you tell me its value?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Can you please give me the publisher, city of publication, and date of publication, from the title page?

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the mershon company new York. 1847
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have you found anything yet?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

My apologies, I was out inspecting books all day yesterday!

Is this "The Princess: A Medley," or "The Princess Maud and Other Poems?"

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the princess maud
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have you found anything yet,?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, the value of this book would only be around $10.00.

By the 19th century, books were being published in fairly large quantities, and were often preserved by their owners. For this reason, for the most part resale values are on the low end, with a few valuable exceptions.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what would be the exception I have 29 books all written by different Arthur's all written in 1800s could you give me some names of Arthur's. that are more valuable?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

If you have a first edition of a very popular book, it would be more valuable.

I really can't be more specific than that, there were tens of thousands of books published in the 19th century, and few are worth more than $50-$100, if that. But the occasional first edition can be valuable.

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

I can look up one more for you if you like.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will they say first edition yes their is one the last days of Pompeii by sir Edward bulwer-lytton &Bart new York f.m.Lupton publishing company
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if it makes a difference its a novel
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

My apology for the ridiculous delay! My youngest came down with the flu and I couldn't get near my computer (and this won't work on my phone).

The first edition of this book, in very good condition, is valued at $25.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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