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I need to know the value of a book I have. The Imperial Highway:or the road to fortune and Happiness with Biographies of Self made men. by Jerome Paine Bates. Hard cover. Chicago: The Nat'l Library Assoc. 1887

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I need to know the value of a book I have. The Imperial Highway;or the road to Happiness with Biographies of Self made men. By Jerome Paine Bates. Chicago: The Nat'l Library Assoc. 1887

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The book still has the velum to protect the photos. This book has been in the family since the early 1900's and was once donated to the local library, but never checked out. It is in extremely good condition.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-ups. Thoughtful responses take time.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I may need to ask further details about your item or request photos before I can give an informed final answer.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

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Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 year ago

I am afraid I do not have very good news.

Age is not a major factor in books if many copies were printed as there were with yours. In addition, condition is a major factor.

My research of current retail values indicates that your book, as described, has an estimated retail value of $30-45.

I truly wish I had better news.

How to sell books:
http://www.internetbookselling.com/sell-old-books.html

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

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 20% more than retail values.

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