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If it is behind glass with the words "published by," then it is most probably a print and part of a series of several prints under the collection name "Moral of the Flowers."
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I finally found what you have.
It is one of 24 hand colored engravings by ***** *****e found in the book of poems The Moral of Flowers by Rebecca Hey that was first published in 1833. The book is illustrated by ***** *****(e) an engraver by profession.
See the following description I found that accompanies a modern CD of the book.
"THE MORAL OF FLOWERS" is an enchanting botanical/art/ Victorian period piece - 1835 London. Rebecca Hey authored this very rare book. She also was the author of " THE SPIRIT OF THE WOODS " (Images also available on CD). The deep rich hues and shade of green of the hand coloured plates are strikingly exquisite. The engravings, which were made from nature expressly for this work, are the production of ***** *****, formerly draughtsman and engraver to the London Horticultural Society. This work represents a true labor of love by a lady who discovered the moral of flowers 175 years ago."
The second edition was printed ca 1835-6.
A first edition of the book is priced now at $633.43. See the following image.
This means that a single engraving from the second edition like yours and framed would have an estimated retail of about $50-60.
If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -
Try ads on sites such as
Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.
Or list with no fees whatsoever:
In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
You can set the retail price at what you see others are asking in retail shops online or in the retail shops or galleries around you.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
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