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I've just been through my vast book collection and have come

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I've just been through my vast book collection and have come across a first edition. Science of being by Eugene Fersen.
It's printed in 1923 by JF Tapley New York, the print is drown and gold on Ivory India bible paper. There are illustrations by Malcolm Thurburn.
I can proved pictures etc and its in a fairly good condition. I'd like to know any history associated to this very odd book, it's value and the best route to market. I've seem very similar examples selling the in the states for in-excess of £1000
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
These books on following Universal Law are very popular now due to the top-selling recent book "The Secret" which began a re-surgence of interest in this topic.
Here is a link for you that has similar examples to your edition printed in 1923 by Tapley that are being offered for $3000 - $3600 USD on today's retail market. There is also a brief history and information written by the sellers in their descriptions:
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Eugene+Fersen&bi=0&bx=off&ds=30&recentlyadded=all&sortby=1&tn=Science+of+being
If interested in selling, I can suggest rare and antique book auction houses to contact.
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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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