How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Nora Your Own Question

Nora
Nora, Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 11030
Experience:  Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA, USPAP Compliant through 2017
71377891
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Nora is online now

I have an original book dated 1772 (MDCCLXXII) printed in Latin.

Resolved Question:

I have an original book dated 1772 (MDCCLXXII) printed in Latin. It has a hard back cover but unfortunately the front cover has become detached, although it is in my posession.
The title page says:
TITI LIVII
PATAVINI
HISTORIARUM
AB URBE CONDITA
LIBRI QUI SUPERSUNT;
CUM
OMNIUM EPITOMIS,
AC
DEPERDITORIUM FRAGMENTIS:
Ad optimas editiones cafligati.
Accurante Tho.RUDDIMANNO, A.M.

TOMUS IV.
EDINBURGI:
In aedibus W. Ruddimanni et sociorum

The pages are in excellent condition, none missing or torn.
Could you please tell me if it has any retail value, what that might be and how would I sell it

Many thanks

John Simpson
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Mr. Simpson~

My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.

Your volume, in Latin, is about the history of the founding of the city of Padua. This title was published in 4 volumes, of which you have Volume IV (Tomus IV). The first edition came out in 1751, thus making your 1772 printing a later edition.

On today’s market, your one volume later edition of a 4 volume set would retail for a high average of $70 (42GBP).

If interested in selling this, it does not quite hit the price point for specialty rare and antique book auction companies.

There are however several other ways to sell your book. You can go through a local antique shop or local auction houses. Pawn shops are good for an outright cash sale.

A shop takes in inventory to sell for a profit, so they will offer you a percentage of the price at which they may be able to sell to a willing buyer someday.

An auction house will take a percentage of whatever the end sale price may be.

Another option would be to list your book on Craigslist yourself at a fair price. Craigs is free and they do not take a fee, so that is where you will make the most out of the end price. I do suggest, that if a buyer contacts you through Craigs, that you meet them at an agreed upon location - I do not recommend letting a stranger meet you at your home.

Online auction options would be Ebay, Etsy & Amazon.

An additional method would be to donate it to a local charity shop where you will receive a tax deduction receipt in return. You can then claim the deduction when your 2014 taxes are filed.

Feel free if you have further questions about your volume.

Please only leave feedback when you feel satisfied your question has been answered.

Our conversation will continue as long as you please, even after a rating is left.

Sincerely,
Nora
Nora, Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 11030
Experience: Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA, USPAP Compliant through 2017
Nora and 2 other Antiques Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi John~

Thanks for the positive rating! Much Appreciated.

I would be happy to help you with any items in the future.

When you post a new question, use the specific ask for expert function and please add "For Nora" or "Hi Nora" at the beginning of your question so as to ensure that I will be the one who answers your question for you.

The only items I do not assess for value are clocks, coins, watches, sewing machines, swords and firearms.

Sincerely,
Nora

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
< Previous | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I Couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Kim D.

    Kim D.

    Antiques Expert & Certified Appraiser

    Satisfied Customers:

    3807
    25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Object Expert, CAGA, AOA, Certified Appraiser
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BL/blueflowers1063/2013-10-10_35834_KimHolidays1.64x64.jpg Kim D.'s Avatar

    Kim D.

    Antiques Expert & Certified Appraiser

    Satisfied Customers:

    3807
    25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Object Expert, CAGA, AOA, Certified Appraiser
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/CAssoc/2013-8-21_181945_randi.64x64.jpg C&A Appraisals (Randi)'s Avatar

    C&A Appraisals (Randi)

    Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

    Satisfied Customers:

    1240
    ISA Certified fully accredited USPAP. 30+years experience. Speaker, TV, Radio, Newspaper Featured.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AntiquesExpert/2010-11-25_183723_img_6068.jpg AntiquesExpert's Avatar

    AntiquesExpert

    Accredited Appraiser

    Satisfied Customers:

    74
    Accredited Member of ISA; passed USPAP; full time appraiser; collector for 20+ years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DF/dfm/2015-12-30_64643_.64x64.jpg Doris - dfm925's Avatar

    Doris - dfm925

    Pres, Owner, Appraisals Corproration

    Satisfied Customers:

    2786
    Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MS/MsDaisy/mom.64x64.jpg Glenda B. Appraiser's Avatar

    Glenda B. Appraiser

    Antiques Appraiser

    Satisfied Customers:

    8164
    40+ yrs. experience buying and selling antiques as a collector and 14+ yrs. as antique store owner. Member of Association of Online Appraisers and AADA.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TW/twinb1201/2013-3-15_15340_judipearl.64x64.jpg Judith-on-Antiques's Avatar

    Judith-on-Antiques

    Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

    Satisfied Customers:

    3350
    A noted expert, author, TV personality, appraiser and columnist. President of the Association of Online Appraiser
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MT/MTantiques/2012-6-19_125955_Frankjustanswerphoto.64x64.jpg Frank's Avatar

    Frank

    Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

    Satisfied Customers:

    1654
    Expert in gold, silver, jewelry and American antiquities.
 
 
 

Related Antiques Questions