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DeMaupassant, Complete Works, 17 Volumes, Copyright 1910

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Old November 4th 04, 06:28 AM
John E. Golden
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Default DeMaupassant, Complete Works, 17 Volumes, Copyright 1910

DeMaupassant, Complete Works, 17 Volumes
Copyright 1910, In General: Pages Good, Nice Hard Covers.

1. The Window & Short Stories, Binding Slightly Loose, First Four Pages
before Contents Missing Otherwise Good, 286 pages.
2. Monsieur Parent & Short Stories, Good, 344 pages.
3. Madame Telliers Establishment, Good, 310 pages
4. Strong as Death, Some Slight Darkening of Label End, Good, 310 pages
5. Mont Oriol, Good, 315 pages.
6. Bel-Ami, Good, 311 pages
7. Afloat & Short Stories, Slight Dark lines Label End, Good, 317 pages.
8. Our Heart & Short Stories, Good, 344 pages.
9. Poems & Short Stories, Good, 312 pages.
10. A Life & Short Stories, Very Slight uneven shading Label End, Good,
313 pages.
11. The Wandering Life & Short Stories, whitish water Stain about sq.
area. On Cover Otherwise Good, 313 pages.
12. The Peace of the Family Muscotte etc.. Needs slight repair front binding Otherwise Good, 346
13. Pierre and Jean & Short Stories, Top of Label End Cover in. Slit?Easy to Repair, Otherwise
Good, 344 pages.
14. Ball of Tallow & Short Stories, Top of Label End Cover Slightly Damaged and First Few Pages
Loose from binding Otherwise Good, 314 pages.
15. The Inheritance & The Sundays of a Parisian., Good, 344 pages.
16. Queen Hortense & Short Stories, Good, 312 pages.
17. Mad-An Artist's Wife, etc., Good, 313 pages.

Pictures of the books are available.

Can anyone help me estimate the value of these books?

Thanks and Regards,
John E. Golden
Old November 4th 04, 02:19 PM
John E. Golden
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"michael adams" wrote:

"John E. Golden" wrote in message
DeMaupassant, Complete Works, 17 Volumes
Copyright 1910, In General: Pages Good, Nice Hard Covers.

This applies to all your sets.

Check out -



for equivalent sets. If you find a near exact match in terms of
edition and condition, then you might get between 30% and 10%
of the price being asked there.

In general, such sets were produced for a different market
than exists today. With certain exceptions these sets are
nowadays sole as "book furniture" and as such they - or at
least the spines and externals, will need to be in pristine
condition. No-one will want to take on the cost of rebinding
as there are enough good sets still on the market. Even to the
extent of matching odd volumes.

Just looking at the Conrad - I think you're in for a massive
disappointment. Think about it. Nowadays few people are interested
in boasting of owning a full set of Conrad - and those that might
be, are already being catered for by contemporary publishers who
tap into that market with quarter leather editions etc.

The only exception would be if any of the sets were of textual
significance in this edition. To discover this you would need to
do your own time consuming research. Your detailed descriptions
are probably more suited to a single volume work. Any bookseller
would probably first look at the set as a whole - its bulk in the
eyes of a customer and how well it would look on a shelf. Interior
blemishes would probably come strictly secondary.

Anyway, you can get a better idea for yourself by checking out
similar sets on the above sites. Paying particular attention
to the condition of the sets booksellers themselves regard as
being worth listing in the first place.

michael adams

Thanks, Mr. Adams, for your kind advice.

John E. Golden
Old November 4th 04, 03:23 PM
Art Layton
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The answer to questions of value can be found by comparing your books
to those listed on www.abebooks.com or eBay.com.

Art Layton
Stamford CT

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