Well known to book collectors and booklovers, our site is an excellent resource for discovering a rough value of an old book.
Abe Books has been part of the rare book world since going live in 1996.
The next thing to consider is whether the chest's handles are original.
Common books like the works of William Shakespeare, prayer books, bibles and encyclopedias were printed in huge quantities during the Victorian era and usually have little value.
Abe Books is very useful for finding an approximate value of a book but don't use that value for insurance purposes.
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