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I have Boswells Life of Johnson, in 6 volumes, edited by Augustine

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I have Boswell's Life of Johnson, in 6 volumes, edited by Augustine Birrell, published byArchibald Constable in 1906. I would be grateful of a valuation. Condition is good, not mint, and the pages are uncut so they have never been read
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi There~

My name is Nora, and I am here to help with your question.

Your 1906 six-volume edition of Boswell’s Life of Johnson that was published by Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, London sells for a retail high of $737 (438GBP) for the set.

If you are interested in selling your books, this may just make the cut-off mark in terms of value for some rare book houses. It is free to contact auction houses and get an estimate for sale. Here are some suggestions of companies to contact:

Bauman's Rare Books in Manhattan - http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/

PBA Rare Book Auctions in San Francisco: http://www.pbagalleries.com/

Swann’s Auction Galleries: http://www.swanngalleries.com/bo_oks.cgi

Bloomsbury London: http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/

Heritage Auctions: www.ha.com

Australian Book Auctions: http://www.australianbookauctions.com/

Dominic Winter Auctons: www.dominic-winter.co.uk/

Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept: www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/

Feel free if you have further questions about your book set.

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