Helgi the High-Born -- Help with pricing?
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I have recently acquired in my bookstore a book titled Helgi the High-Born by Captain W.H. Milligan. It is English, published in London by "The Boy's Own Paper" Office, 4 Bourverie Street, E.C. 4.
While there is no publication date, according to the National Library of Ireland online catalog, the book was published in 1927 (http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000011383). There is an ink inscription stating that the book was presented to Kenneth Bissell for regular attendance at Methodist Sunday School Spring Bank during 1935, so this may not be a first edition, although there appears to be no way to tell. My first edition resource books don't list this publisher.
The Boy's Own Paper was a periodical, and the book evidently appeared there in serial form first in 1925 (http://www.philsp.com/homeville/bjsp/s242.htm#A4763) (http://www.tilleysvintagemagazines.com/source/product_data.php?prodid=2922&g...)
There are no listings of this book here on LT, and none that I could find on either Alibris, ABE or Amazon.
Anybody have a clue or a guess what a fair price would be? There's no dust jacket. The book is in what I'd call good-plus condition. Very tight binding, no major blemishes or stains, mildly scuffed at the top and bottom of the spine.
I am fairly new to this game. Thought I'd ask here for help. I'm going to post this in the Book Sellers group as well, but I've found this to be a much more robust and active group than that one.
There's one copy for sale on UK amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk//gp/offer-listing/B0014VB8WS/sr=/qid=/?condition=used&am...
If you want to search multiple book sites easily, use both www.bookfinder.com and www.vialibri.net
Bookfinder is more for US, Vialibri has better representation of European book sellers.
Sorry I can't answer that, as it's not the area of my collecting. There is a book I found called "Take a Cold Tub, Sir! The Story of The Boy's Own Paper" by Jack Cox, who was the paper's last editor. Copies in Bookfinder as low as $6 including shipping. Perhaps that could tell you more. I'm not familiar with the quality of the book's paper or binding; perhaps it was of lower quality for children's wear and tear and copies either got worn out or didn't last over the years? Or perhaps children outgrew them and the books got lost along the way? Purely uneducated conjecture.
Good luck on your quest!