So for this copy I’m going to say no. All the work I’ve put into the Americana Exchange has been to create the next generation of collector. We have made it possible to understand relative condition, importance, and value so that new collectors can enter the field and buy with confidence, knowing what the appropriate current value is. Now I’m looking at those numbers carefully and they are telling me that in the push pull between emotion and logic I have to come down on the logic side.
It’s also possible someone reading this article has a crisp very original copy with a good provenance they would like to sell in which case I’ll probably buy it. My number is 415-823-6678.
The copy I have discussed is offered by High Ridge Books. Fred Baron, its owner will have this copy [if it hasn’t sold in the meantime] in his booth at the ABAA’s New York Book Fair in April. It’s very nice. Fred can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 914 967-3332.