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QUESTION: I came into possession of a book published by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York in 1907 and fully illustrated by Harrison Fisher.  The book is entitled " A dream of Fair Women".  The most stunning piece in the book is a woman in lavender sitting upon a red covered bench of sorts. She has a gold swan topped head piece and a snake arm bracelet.  It contains poetry from Tennyson, Byron, Longellow and Moore.  I am interested in a projected value. I may be interested in selling the book.

Thank you.

ANSWER: Dear Tina,

I hope you are doing well. I did some quick research and found several websites that are offering the book for sale. Since the prices are varied, I have listed the links so that you can see the information personally. Just copy and paste the links into your browser. I hope this information is helpful.

Best regards,
Dolly

Websites:

http://www.americanaexchange.com/NewAE/ibi/itemdetail.asp?bookid=1988062

http://www.tomfolio.com/bookdetailssu.asp?b=033511&m=1128

http://www.alibris.com/search/detail.cfm?S=R&bid=9241908571&cm_mmc=shopcompare-_

http://cgi.ebay.com/A-Dream-of-Fair-Women---Harrison-Fisher---1907_W0QQitemZ1801

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000NUP2GY/ref=dp_olp_2/002-7833921-12560

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QUESTION: Ms. Headley:

Thank You.  I wonder if you can answer two more questions.  One, a friend mentioned that the artwork might be worth more if it was sold separately.  I hate to deface a book, but  I have made color copies that I hang on my walls and wondered.

Two, do you know anything about an artist/photographer named  Gilhousen?  I have an original black and white nude dated 1917.  It features a mother and her daughter.  

Thank you.

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Dear Tina,

I was able to locate three auctions for a nineteenth/early twentieth century photographer that signed his work as C. Gilhousen. The range was $150-400. I also found one in an online gallery for sale for $300. Here is the link:
http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/detail.php/256/C.+Gilhousen/0/511/11

My personal feeling is that most books should be kept intact if they are in good condition. However, if a book has separation of the spine or other damage, it seems reasonable to me to rescue the fine prints. I checked and it appears other people are separating the prints from the same book as yours and are successfully selling them on eBay. You can do a search on eBay to see these auctions. I hope this information is helpful.

Best regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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