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I have a book dated 1866, the author is Joseph Have D.D.,

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I have a book dated 1866, the author is Joseph Have D.D., the name of this book is Mental Philosophy. This is a first addition, with a stampage like the kind of tool used to notarize. There is no copy write what so ever.

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The hard back is a color green with a G and L on the face of the book.

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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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If it's an original copy from 1866, it was likely published by Gould and Lincoln. That's what the G and on your cover represents. They handled the publication of most editions of Haven's book. Haven's Mental Philosophy goes back to the late 1850s, so a copy from 1866 isn't a first edition, but it is a very old copy. It's also still an antique

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Based on my records of past sales with antique and higher booksellers and current listings,it should have a current market value in the range of $60 to $85 for a copy in fair to good condition (some shelf rubbing, minor scratches, etc) and $125 to $150 for one in very good to excellent (solid cover, no tears, no major stains, etc).

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If you do decide to sell it, I'd contact vintage book shops in your area. You might also check with local antique stores. There are a number of collectors that deal in books. To be completely honest, you'll definitely get a higher value by selling it yourself.
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If you want to try selling your book yourself, I highly recommend checking out Etsy, Barnes and Nobles Marketplace and Amazon's Marketplace. They are great sources for selling and they do handle worldwide sales.

You can also check into:Albris or Biblio. Albris actually has one of the best price rates out of three, but Biblio tends to get more customer traffic.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

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