Question & Answer Series 180 Vademecum Series

Q: Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with this book. We received it as a donation to our church garage sale and I was trying to find out more information about it to help us put a price on it.

Here are some pictures:

A: Your book is part of the Vademecum Series and was published in 1904.

This title is a reprint.

It originally came in a labeled box. An example is shown below.

Unfortunately in this shape it only has nominal value.

Question & Answer Series 74 Dainty Series

Q: I found this beautiful little book my grandmother gave to me and I was just curious about it. Tattine
Anything you could tell me about it would be much appreciated.

A: Your book is part of the Dainty Series. See: http://henryaltemus.com/series/series74.htm

It was published in about 1910.

In 1899 the Dainty Series had the first of five different formats of which this is the fifth.

This book originally had a dust jacket.

This title was published in Formats 2-5. (Format 1 was published in 1899 and has Henry Altemus not Henry Altemus Company on the title page. Otherwise the book is the same as the Format 2 books.)

Format 2

Format 3

Format 4

Format 5

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.