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A hardcover novel written by Varina Anne Jefferson-Davis, the daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, published in 1898 BY Harper & Brothers Publishers very good condition. Probably a First Edition, because I doubt if it was ever reprinted. The Title is A ROMANCE OF SUMMER SEAS. I wish to know its value.

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Greetings, my name is ***** ***** I am reviewing your question and will reply in just a moment with your answer regarding the value of your 1898 publishing of 'A Romance of Summer Seas" by Varina Anne Jefferson-Davis.

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I can't afford the call. Just e-mail me your answer please.
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Not a problem, the pop-up is an automatic feature so please ignore if it does not serve you as I can easily assist you in writing and am composing your answer now.

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Antique Expert: Erin-Marie Wallace, CEO of Rare-Era.com Appraisals & Auctions replied 3 months ago

Varina Anne Jefferson-Davis's book A Romance of Summer Seas printed in 1898 is certainly the first edition printing of this work. In fact the book was purchased at it's release for the Public Library of Cincinnati's Quarterly Bulletin no. 137 in 1898. This link will take you to its entry in the Bulletin. In today's market, because the book's copyright has lapsed, modern re-print copies abound but with careful research examples of the original can be found which are being offered via online book sellers between $80USD and $140USD. If you are lucky enough to have a copy signed by the author then the value is closer to the $400USD range if sold via auction, $800-$1000USD if offered at a retail price.

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