Determining ML values for those not meeting Guide criteria

Printmat at Printmat at
Fri Nov 8 19:54:39 EST 2002

In a message dated 11/8/2002 5:57:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
rgthoman at writes:

> Any help appreciated on determining
> value on MLs other than the way they are listed in the Guide.

An old rule of thumb for collectible books generally is to price unjacketed 
copies at 10 to 25% (tops) of their value with jacket. In the case of true 
rarities, that percentage can decrease drastically. For example, a first of 
the Scribners Great Gatsby with all first printing points can be had fairly 
easily for around $2,000. A first in jacket recently went for around $140,000 
at auction.

Bob Riedel
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