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have ! The Rural Scene' volume IV by Bernard Gilbert published

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have ! The Rural Scene' volume IV by Bernard Gilbert published by Collins 1923 and dedicated to GK Chesterton.
But what is really unique about this volume is that it is actually printed upside down and back to front viz if you hold book normally, back pages are to front of book and print is upside down right through book!
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On today’s market, a ‘normal’ copy of your first edition book, ‘The Rural Scene The Dialect Poems Being Volume IV’ of the "Old England" Series published in 1923 by Collins retails for $90 - $100 or 56-62GBP or 71-79Euro.
Yours is a printing mistake, having been printed and bound both backwards and upside down. Unfortunately, printing errors in books do not raise the market value of it in the way that printing anomalies do on postage stamps and currency. In fact, it de-values the book.
Here is a link to an article for you that backs up my statement as well:
However, you do mention the book was dedicated to GK Chesterton, is that a handwritten dedication indicating this was gifted and previously owned by Chesterton? As that would bump the value up based on provenance.
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