How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask AppraiserJM Your Own Question

AppraiserJM
AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 1730
Experience:  Certified Appraiser, Appraiser's Association of America. USPAP qualified through 2015.
30223878
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
AppraiserJM is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

Customer Question

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: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
the mershon company new York. 1847
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
have you found anything yet?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
the princess maud
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
have you found anything yet,?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
if it makes a difference its a novel
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months 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