Series 180 Vademecum Series

In almost every year the books of the Vademecum Series were originally sold within labeled boxes. Here is a picture of the 1912-1913 box.

Other years are shown below.

1915

1912-1913

1909-1912

1908

1907

1907

1905-1906

1904

1903

Question & Answer Series 180 Vademecum Series

Q: Hello, I was hoping someone could provide me with some information on this book I found while cleaning out my grandmother’s attic. The Pilgrim’s Progress
Here are some photos.
Is there a way to date this book? And find out what the value is?

A: This book is part of the Vademecum Series and was published between 1909-1912.

All the titles in this series are reprints.

This year’s books originally came within a labeled box. See below.

Your title is not especially collectible and is worth a couple of dollars.

Question & Answer Series 202 Young People’s Library Format 1

Q: Hello, I have an old Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I have looked endlessly for the exact copy but was not successful. I was hoping you could help me out, thank You! It’s a 1896 edition and it stumps me.

A: Your book is part of The Young People’s Library, Format 1. Alice was first published in this series in 1895. Based on the ads your book was published in late 1897/ early 1898.

This is usually a book that is in great demand although in this shape, that would not be the case.

Question & Answer Series 180 Vademecum Series

Q: Could you please tell me when this book was published? Lowell’s Poems

A: This book is from the Vademecum Series and was published in 1905-1906.

It has nominal value only.
During 1905-1906 the book covers have been seen with four different flower pictures.

All the books in this long running publisher’s series are reprints.

This year’s titles were published within a labeled box. See below.

Question & Answer Series 180 Vademecum Series

Q: I have a volume – The Chimes – Charles Dickens – published by Henry Altemus Company. I am assuming this was published after 1900, but cannot find the cover in all the information on your website. I volunteer for a library and we received this as a donation and would like to put it up for sale on our website. Can you please help? My closest guess is 1907, but I can’t tell if it is part of a series.

Thank you – attached is a picture of the cover

A: Your book is part of the Vademecum Series and was published in 1907.

This series was a long running publisher’s series of reprints.

In 1907 more than 40 different pictures have been seen on the cover appliqué.

These books originally were sold within labeled boxes. See below.

It has nominal value only.

Question & Answer Series 180 Vademecum Series

Q: I have been going through a small box of antique books that my mother had put back. She has Alzheimer’s and cannot remember where she bought these—this is one of the books so I was curious if you could provide information on it….Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

A: This book is a reprint and was published in 1915 as part of the Vademecum Series. The Vademecum Series was the longest running Altemus publisher’s series. All of the books in this series are reprints. In 1915 all the books originally came within a labeled box. See below.

It has nominal value only.

Question & Answer Series 58 Boys and Girls’ Classics

Q: I am wondering if you can tell me anything about the age and or the value of this book and if you could suggest how I would be able to sell it. Two Years Before the Mast
Thank you.

A: Your book is part of the 40 title Boys and Girls Classics Series and was published in the early 1900’s. You can date it exactly by using this site.

All of the titles in this series are reprints. These books were originally sold in labeled boxes.
Your book only has nominal value.

Series 37 Altemus Library

There are 41 titles in this series. These books were published between 1892 and 1895. In Format 1 each volume has a unique cover. The last few titles in the list are quite uncommon.
Tom Brown’s School Days is Number 41. Here is a picture of its cover.

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