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I have The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving. The copyright

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I have The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The copyright 1896 by Henry Altemus. Inside it was given as a gift in1902. The book is in great condition and the binding is sewn inside the book.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: I'm not sure what else I can say. Cleaning out a house I live in and has had 3 generations living in the house. I came across the book
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: the size is 8 !/4 x 5 1/4. The book is an off white and the title of book is in the center and around the title looks like a vine with blue flowers on the ends of vine. Is this a free service
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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-up offers. Although I am USPAP-trained, the assessments given here do not meet USPAP requirements.

Thoughtful responses take time. My responses are not instantaneous.

Your book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, published in 1896 by the Henry Altemus Co of Philadelphia, has an estimated retail value of $70-85.

See the following image. It shows a copy of your book currently for sale for $75.50

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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