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Thread: Insectivorous plants by Charles Darwin, First Edition

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    I understand if you are sceptic, they are very rare but I would never try to scam anybody, I have been scammed before and I lost a lot of money

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    Is that the London 1875 edition or the New York 1875 edition? Check the copyright. The NY edition had a brown cover.

    It appears to be a library copy that has been rebound. You should have it appraised by a professional before doing anything foolish.
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    it is the london 1875 edition

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    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    yes I have been looking around on that site, what I dont get is how some first edition are 290$ and some are 1100$. Do you know why?

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    The London edition is worth more than the New York edition. And it depends on the condition of the book. Even then the asking price can differ depending on the seller.

    I don't know but I think whoever gave you the book would probably be disappointed to find out you traded it for some plants. Perhaps they thought your interests would go beyond just owning/growing these plants.

    I could see if the Huntington Library is interested in it for their collection of rare books although I think I saw several copies of the first editions at their History of Science exhibit.
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    hmmm, how much do you think the book could go for? I thought it was worth like 200$

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    I have no idea. Contact an antique book seller local to you. They usually do appraisals.
    http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian...er_search.html
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