Category talk:Scans from 'The Book of the Motor Car', 1912
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I have Vol 1,2 and3 given to me by my grandfather in 1959.Would you know what they would be worth Regards Alf email@example.com
- They're worth a reasonable amount, although not hugely valuable. I would suggest that your most accurate guide to a price is to look at eBay or Abebooks and see what others are selling for. It's a common enough book that there's enough of a trade happening with it to see a guide price.
- Generally (UK market) I'd say that selling a copy of one of Rankin Kennedy's books would be between £5 - £10 / each volume. A good condition set might make more, if you list at that price and wait. eBaying them at a 99p starting price will probably sell them at 99p though - the demand isn't so great as to be reliable for attracting multiple competing sellers.
- It's also important when describing them to indicate which edition it is and how many volumes are in the set - he often wrote a 3-volume first edition, which was re-printed and later re-published with additional volumes added. Some (Electrical Installations) changed their cover between editions.
- His aircraft books are an exception - they're rare, so expensive. I have no more direct experience of them. Andy Dingley (talk) 08:46, 26 August 2010 (UTC)