Jaws - 1st edition hardcover and signed by peter benchley

Jul 25, 2018. 22:25 UTC
Jaws - 1st Edition Hardcover and Signed by Peter Benchley

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Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition slight wear to corners.


Parents collected this edition at a book signing in NY City. I currently have 4 copies of the same edition bought at the same event. Other copies mint.

Answered within 3 days
Jul 28, 12:07 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$30 - $80 USD

Insurance Value

$110 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for your request. This is the first edition novel "Jaws" by the author Peter Benchley. This is the first edition produced by Doubleday & Company in Garden City in the year 1974. This famous novel is based on shark attacks like Jersey Shore in the year 1916 and reached global attention when Stephen Spielberg used this novel for the blockbuster "Jaws" in 1975. This book is signed by the author on the first page.
An estimation would be between 30 to 80 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With best regards,

Sharon busuttil Jul 28, 18:57 UTC

Thank you for your estimate. There appears to be something wrong with it. I just had this sold at Auction for the equivalent of $750 USD and each of the 4 mint unread copies went for $1,250 USD each.

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