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Antique Book Appraisal: How does Provenance Affect a Rare Book’s Value?

Please note that some of these posts have been been reposted from our main Rare Book Buyer Blog. As a rare bookseller, one of the most frequent questions I receive concerns how signatures, bookplates, and other ownership marks affect the value of a rare book. It is often necessary to examine books firsthand to appraise them properly. There are often attributes to a book besides the specific title, date or edition that can affect the value. One of those is…
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Antique Book Appraisal: How does provenance affect a rare book’s value?

Please note that some of these posts have been been reposted from our main Rare Book Buyer Blog. As a rare bookseller, one of the most frequent questions I receive concerns how signatures, bookplates, and other ownership marks affect the value of a rare book. It is often necessary to examine books firsthand to appraise them properly. There are often attributes to a book besides the specific title, date or edition that can affect the value. One of those is…
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