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I have book titled Book of Jashar 1840 Description M M Noah & A S Gould New York 1840, book condition good.I have come across two books the same as mine valued over 5000 pounds. Can anyone assist me to price my book ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  ncsunburst replied 2 years ago.
Hi, My name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you. I have 2 pictures that you can look at and tell me if this is the book you have. This is a very scarce book quite rare. Thanks Mike
Expert:  ncsunburst replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Here is the second picture. Thanks Mike
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes my page is exactly that face page but my cover is dark green cloth hard back with pressed scrolls and gold text on the spine.
Expert:  ncsunburst replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Does the books binding look likes its been replaced or recovered because the first editions of this book are calf leather? Thanks Mike
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think it may be a second edition then as it has an Advertisement to the second edition in it.
It had etched in the pressing Colton & Jenkins Binders
I was given the impression it was a first American addition ??
Sorry I want to send images but I can't seem to add them.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hope you can open the link
This is identical with the same cover.
I found this link my book seems in better condition from her discription
Expert:  ncsunburst replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I found that there were 2 different first edition printings of this book. The values of these book are from $7600.00 to $11,500.00 US dollars depending on condition. Very nice book you have. I hope this helps you. Thanks Mike.. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.PLEASE remember if you're satisfied with my answer rate my answer" OK SERVICE " or higher so I will be compensated by JustAnswerfor helping you... First three words of title transliterated from Hebrew.Preface signed: M.M. Noah. New-York, April, 1839.Copyright 1840 by Mordecai M. Noah & Alexander S. Gould."Alex. S. Gould, typographer, 144 Nassau-Street. Stereotyped by R.C. Valentine, 45 Gold-Street."--T.p. verso.Binding signed: Colton & Jenkins binders.Printed in two columns.Last page blank.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Wow want to buy it ūüėÄ
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have two other rare books that I need help with ? Rosicrucian books
The Greater Mysteries Volume 1 and 2 arrange ltd by Colonius V the supreme Hierarch of the council of seven
Privately printed for The Royal Fraternity association, bidders in poor condition. Do I have pay you or do I post as a new question ?
New to this site
Thank you Mike
Expert:  ncsunburst replied 2 years ago.
Hi, No I'm not allowed to buy anything from customers even that I have my own shop. You have to post a new question but you can put my name at the front of your question and I'll try to help you with those books. Thanks Mike
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you help me to sell the book, I am not greedy so a nice lower than value price is all I would want as I can't see anyone would want to buy it at the possible valuation price.
Thank you
Expert:  ncsunburst replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Sorry it is against company policy to sell customers items plus I live in the USA. Thanks Mike