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I'm looking to buy a Alice in Wonderland Salvador Dali book from a friend that is in what i would describe as good to very good condition(i'm not an expert) anyway its in good condition and comes with all of the original stuff, including case. Im not sure what i should sell my book for or what its worth(i'm getting estimates anywhere from 3000 to 7000) so i'm really confused. any help would be awesome

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First edition thus; limited edition of 2500 with Dali's signature in pencil on the title page. Loose signatures collected in cloth wrap housed inside large clamshell case with cloth boards and gilt decorated leather spine. Both bone and leather clasps present and in very good condiition. Mild spot of rubbing on spine of clamshell case, else fine condition. Text and illustrations are in fine condition, clean and free of foxing. All 12 illustrations and the original etching are present and in fine condition. Included with this is the publisher's pre-publication, illustrated advertisement and envelope as well as newpaper articles about the release of the book. Rare to find this set in such exellent condition and complete with the pre-publication information. Bookseller Inventory # JUV00135
$9,500.

A retail price I found anywhere from $8,500-$12,000.
A nice wholesale price if you are selling to a dealer would be $6,000.
Auction you could expect about that.

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Joseph B. Laskowski

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.

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Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

Organizations
Pennsylvania Antique Appraisers Association
American Society of Appraisers (Candidate)

Publications
Brimfield Rush, a book written by Bob Wyss of the University of Connecticut. It details the escapades, trials and travails of myself, my ex, and other individuals who have been to Brimfield , Mass. to tame the largest flea market in North America. Maybe even the world.

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American Society of Appraisers
BA from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina
Appraisal Studies at George Washington University

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