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    1768 Family Bible & Early 19th-Century Children's Book

    Appraised Value:

    $3,000 - $4,000

    Appraised on: July 26, 2003

    Appraised in: Chicago, Illinois

    Appraised by: Ian Ehling

    Category: Books & Manuscripts

    Episode Info: Forever Young (#1521)
    Chicago, Hour 3 (#802)

    Originally Aired: January 12, 2004

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    Form: Book
    Material: Paper
    Period / Style: 18th Century, 19th Century
    Value Range: $3,000 - $4,000

    Update 12.19.2011:

    We contacted appraiser Ian Ehling for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $4,000 (Unchanged)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)

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    Appraised By:

    Ian Ehling
    Books & Manuscripts
    Vice President, Specialist Books and Manuscripts
    Christie's

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: It is for young adolescents, called Metamorphosis, published in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in 1814. When you fold this open, the transformation happens. Here you have instead of Adam, you have Eve. And then she actually turns into something else. Those books are extremely rare because they're so fragile. We are probably looking at $3,000 to $4,000 for this.

    GUEST: Wow. My goodness.



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