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I am pretty sure I have a second edition book from 1840's. Any way to find it's value online?

Asked by Jude (31971 points ) October 25th, 2011

Wanderings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Mont Blanc

inside there is a piece of paper glued to it. It was given to George Shaw for third grade reading. July 6th 1849.

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bkcunningham's avatar

What is the copyright date in the book, @Jude? The July 6, 1849, date is the date it was given to George Shaw for third grade reading?

bkcunningham's avatar

I’m wondering because the book was originally published in 1859.

blueiiznh's avatar

I believe it was first published in 1846. It is really hard to tell what edition printing it may be on anything in the 1800’s. There were different publishers. Can you tell the publisher?

Jude's avatar

I am trying to find it. The glued paper on the side is legit. It says : Houston Free Church School first prize. Obtained by George Shaw for proficiency, diligence, and good conduct. G. Galloway teacher. Houston July 6th, 1949.

I’ll take a picture tomorrow, when I get my phone.

bkcunningham's avatar

Oh, wait. I think I posted the wrong link.

Jude's avatar

The book is hardcover. I have seen some online from the 1840’s.

Jude's avatar

“A new edition”

bkcunningham's avatar

That was the wrong link.

Did you mean July 6, 1949 or 1849?

blueiiznh's avatar

How many pages? different editions and publishers had different pages.

sarahsugs's avatar

You could contact Moe’s Books in Berkeley via phone or email.

Jude's avatar

367 pages. Published by William Collins.

blueiiznh's avatar

Book Description: Published By William Collins, Glasgow, Scotland and London, 1847. Full Leather. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1 Engraved Illustration / Plate (frontispiece) (illustrator). Second Edition. 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” Tall (thin). Disbound at spine hinges (covers still intact); slight wear at head of spine; slight rubbing to covers (leather; chiefly to edges); previous owner’s bookplate on front attached endpaper; slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and endpapers). 367 pages. Spine title: Cheever’s Wanderings. Later issue (with “A New Edition” on title page recto); includes information on Geneva, Zurich, and other Swiss locales besides the famed Alpine mountain peaks. BMC, volume 5, page 589, column 970 (date is from this source; not dated in book). Bound in full brown morocco, gilt-stamped and decorated spine with partly raised bands, covers gilt-ruled and decorated, light yellow endpapers, a.e.g. Still a fairly tight copy internally, despite external condition. Bookseller Inventory # L077379

http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/wanderings-pilgrim-shadow-mont-blanc/

Jude's avatar

Hahaha 16 bucks. Nevermind. :)

bkcunningham's avatar

It was exciting for a few minutes though, @Jude. Sort of like Antiques Roadshow.

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