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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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Value of 7 Volumes of "Dckens Works" w/ilustrations, London:

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Value of 7 Volumes of "Dckens Works" w/ilustrations, London: Chapman and Hall 193 Picadilly; printed by Virtue and Co., City Road, London. with Lithograph and signature of Charles Dickens dated 1870.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
Does each of your volumes have Dickens original signature, not a facsimile?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
The original illustrated version had 26 volumes :Chapman Hall and dated 1860s-1870s.
My research indicates your edition of "Dickens Works": Chapman and Hall, 1870 has a retail value of $650-700 per volume.
If you wish to sell, you can try these rare book dealers -
Bauman Rare Books - www, -(###) ###-####
Philadelpha Rare Book, etc - www, -(###) ###-####
A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.
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Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hi there!
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