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I have ten volumes of William Shakespeares works with notes

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I have ten volumes of William Shakespeare's works with notes by Samuel Weller Singer from the Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham, College House printed in 1826. I would be interested to know the approximate value of this set of books. I would describe them as being in fair condition.
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On today’s market, your volume set of the Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare from the early 19th century that was published by Chiswick Press/Charles Whittingham would retail for $750 - $1150 (445GBP – 683GBP).

If you are interested in selling your book set, these may hit the price point for sale at auction. Here are some suggestions of companies to contact:

Bauman's Rare Books in Manhattan -

PBA Rare Book Auctions in San Francisco:

Swann’s Auction Galleries:

Bloomsbury London:

Heritage Auctions:

Australian Book Auctions:

Dominic Winter Auctons:

Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept:

It is free to contact auction houses and get an estimate for sale. You can contact each auction house through their website. You will send them photos and information. You would not be obligated to sell with any of them. Please bear in mind that estimates will vary from each business, and that the highest estimate is not necessarily a guarantee of a sale.

Contact all of them, if possible for you, regardless of the company location. This will also help you get a consensus opinion on the value and estimates. Approach each one as if you are interested in selling through them. Auction houses take a percentage of the final sale price, so it is in their best interest to sell it for a premium bid.

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