Hello again, Ivan?
I cannot take all these books in one question. I can take four of them.
Please choose which ones and tell me the following information about each....
Date of publication
Does it have the original dust jacket?
Type of binding - leather, hardback, paperbook, cloth, etc.
Condition using a scale of 1-10 where 10 is excellent.
I look forward to your replies.
Thank you for the information and descriptions They really help.
Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.
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I have completed the research but I do not have good news.
As I have been told by book dealers, condition is a huge factor plus how many copies were published is the other major factor in determining value. Although the oldest printed book is the Bible (1450s), a collection of very old Bibles is worth very little when compared to other books of the same period because so many copies were printed at the same time.
These are the retail values I found in the numbered order you gave me...
1. $45 - perfect condition; #14 - good condition.
2. $25 - excellent
3. $35-40 - good
4. $35-40 - very good.
I truly wish I had better news.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
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Thank you for the photos. Still, they do not change my assessments. I used the condition of the books I found and used as references for values. I list those conditions with my values.
You can value your books within the ranges of values I gave depending on the specific condition of each of your books.
What I really needed was information from the title pages so I could have the necessary data. I checked back through what I asked for just now. I cannot find where I asked for photos of the outside. I already had the first picture of all the books that you sent.
You listed all the information I needed so I really did not need photos to give accurate answers.
I am so very sorry for the mix up. I really only take one item per question but you paid a little more than average for your answer so I took 4 items.
Again, I am very sorry you felt you had to take all those pictures.
To make thing easier in your next question about books, you do not need to list all the information. Just send clear photos of the title pages. If there is any other information needed I will ask.
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I will take three of you books at a time but please be willing to pay more than average.
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