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gaspe | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 11, 2008 at 9:27 AM via web

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What do you suppose the original edition of "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" is worth in dollars?

What do you suppose the original edition of "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" is worth in dollars?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted August 11, 2008 at 10:27 AM (Answer #2)

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A book's dollar value is whatever the highest bidder is willing to pay for it at auction. What it means to the reader cannot be valued so easily.

Amazon has a 1955 first edition hard cover for sale at $30. However, Alibris has two first editions for sale, one at $71.14, the other at $168.86. Quite a difference in prices!

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