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What is a copy of of Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott

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What is a copy of of Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott copyright 1886 worth

Expert's Assistant: 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.

It is in good condition. I do not know if the book came with her signature or she signed it, but it is there under her picture.

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There a drawings of other Alcott books in the back.

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

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Can you tell me a bit more about it? What is the name of the publisher? Can you describe the cover?

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The cover is teal color with a branch along with lines. The publisher is Roberts Brothers or university Press: ***** ***** and Son, Cambridge

Hi. Thank you. That's just what I was looking for.

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Jo's Boys was first published in 1886 by Robert's Brothers. Like many books from this era, it would have featured ads in the back. Based on your description of the cover design with the branch, that sounds like it could be a first edition.

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It should be worth about $125 to $200 in fair to good condition (spine damage, foxing, spotting, minor tears, etc). It'll be worth about $250 to $350 in very good to excellent condition (very minor shelf wear, intact spine, no tears or rips, no 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.

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You can also check into:Albris or Biblio. Albris actually has one of the best price rates out there, 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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Hi. Thank you for the positive rating. I appreciate it. If there's anything else I can do, please let me know.

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