Engineering book value?

Need help (what's new i hear you ask), have been given a 1892 1s
edition copy of "The Romance of Engineering, Highways, Subways
Railways & Waterways by Henry Frith".
Now i have been offered a fiver (5) for it but have an inkling it' worth a little bit more than that as it is in excellent almost pristin condition. It looks as though it's been stored away as the colour of th binding and the guilt has suffered no loss of colour or wearing at all Now unfortunately i can't find that many references to it on the web (maybe i'm looking in the wrong places) so can anyone point me in th right direction of say, a good and reputable book valuers/ referenc site as i don't want to get stung by the person who offered me a five for it yet i don't want to price it at a ridiculous amount that i stays gathering dust with me forever. Any suggestions?
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wrote:

Should be up in the 50 bracket for a 1st edition in good nick.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ THE ROMANCE OF ENGINEERING, Highways Subways Railways & Waterways Henry Frith Bookseller: Old Book Company (Leeds, WYK, United Kingdom)    Price: US$ 90.00 ( 52.46) [Convert Currency]    Shipping within United Kingdom: US$ 5.77 ( 3.36) Book Description: 1892, 1892. 380pp, 150 engraved ills including many plates of views. Ornately gilt illustrated buckram. Very bright, fine copy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Many thanks for that Peter. Thought it might be worth a little mor
than the price offered but wasn't sure. The book itself is i excellent (near mint) condition. It looks as though it's been kep away from strong sunlight as there is no fading to the colours o rubbing to the embossing, will have to make sure i look after i properly to ensure it's fine condition until i decide what to do wit it
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Sounds like a best seller ;-)

Seriously, you'd pay 5 for almost any old engineering book in a s/h book shop so 5 seems way below what this is probably worth.
50+ would be my guessimate.
Joking (again) cross out Henry Firth and replace it with Mills and Boone and you'll never have to work again ;-)
Good luck.
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Brian, G8OSN
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watch this one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VICTORIAN-BOOK-CONSTRUCTION-ENGINEERING-c-1890_W0QQitemZ6990882753QQcategoryZ90569QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
all the best.mark
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Cheers Mark, will keep an eye on that
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Try www.abebooks.com to find the value.
Steve R.

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31.59 the one on ebay went for, hmm might have to think about partin
with mine then now, definately for a damn site more than the 5 i wa originally offered though. Many thanks for the leads and info guys. Regards Ro
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Have decided it's time to part with it - need funds for other projects
now listed on that ebay place
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