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I have an old hard cover book written by Leo Tolstoi. The

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I have an old hard cover book written by Leo Tolstoi. The title is Herr und Knecht, Publisher is Frederid Ungar Publishing Co. New York It is in German only 26 pages long Any info you can give me would be appreciated.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 months ago.

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I found your hard back book, Herr und Knecht, by Leo Tolstoi, published by Frederid Ungar Publishing Co. in German has a retail asking price of $150-175 assuming average condition.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


There is no publisher by the name of Frederid Ungar, so finding a match of a Herr und Knecht title by Tolstoi published by 'Frederid Ungar' is not possible. Your 26 page version published by Frederik Ungar realistically sells for $15 - $30 on today's market.

Bear in mind that an ‘asking price’ is one that has not been sold and an actual sale value is an actual past documented sale record.

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