Jules Verne Forum



The Lottery Ticket and The Begum's Fortune

From: P.J. O'Sullivan <pjo29~at~cam.ac.uk>
Date: 19 Apr 2005 11:07:07 +0100
To: jvf~at~gilead.org.il

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum, so apologise in advance if it is not used for my
type of query...

I've been a moderate Verne fan for a while now but had only read his more
popular works, which I greatly enjoyed so I decided to buy some lesser
known titles. I came across a copy of:

'The Lottery Ticket and The Begum's Fortune' Sampson, Low Marston & Co.
(London) Undated (1919?), with a colourful, pictoral cover featuring an
Indian-styled palace. There are six illustrations by Riou and the book is
in Good to Very Good condition (a bit tired looking but quite tight - I'm
not a collector though!).

I intend to sell it now and know books with this style cover are not
exactly rare, and I didn't pay a great deal for my copy, but the only other
copy I've seen for sale online is in quite poor condition, with the first
six pages missing, inc. title page and one illustration, listed at
530/$1000. I don't believe for a second that this is a true reflection of
the book's value and may have to go to a bookdealer for a better estimate,
but I thought that genuine Verne fans with more idea of the market and
popularity, etc. would be better informed and might be able to offer some
advice/info. I'd be very grateful for any help you can offer. Many thanks,
Received on Tue 19 Apr 2005 - 14:31:01 IDT

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