Sample Appraisal: Jackie Kennedy's One Special Summer
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Sample Appraisal: Jackie Kennedy’s One Special Summer

Sample Appraisal: Jackie Kennedy’s One Special Summer

Appraisal ID: 5982786
Appraised On: 2/26/11
Market Value: $600.00
Replacement Value: $750.00

QUALIFYING STATEMENT:

Remote identification of this item has been determined to the best of the appraiser’s ability from at least one or more of the following: description, image, third-party certificate of authenticity, receipt of origination and statement of provenance. The information has been provided by the owner or other person placing the order. The appraiser is not certifying the authenticity of the listed item but offering an opinion of value, as the item was represented, based on the Market Comparison Approach to Value.

ITEM DESCRIPTION: Book

Bouvier, Jacqueline and Lee. One Special Summer. New York: Delacorte Press, 1974. Large 4to. With color and black and white illustrations. Publisher’s blue boards, pictorially stamped in metallic blue. No slipcase. With slight water stain to cover. Autographed edition, one of 500 copies signed by the authors.

SALES COMPARABLES:

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Lee Bouvier Signed Limited Edition Copy of One Special Summer. New York: Delacorte Press, 1974. Large 4to. With color and black and white illustrations. Publisher’s blue boards, pictorially stamped in metallic blue. Publisher’s slipcase. With discoloration to the spine and slipcase. With some buckling likely caused by water damage to the slipcase. Autographed edition, one of 500 copies signed by the authors. The book recounts the Bouvier sisters’ experiences on their first trip to Europe and was originally presented to their mother as a Christmas present. Mar 6th, 2009. Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, TX. $450.00

Charming Limited Edition book of only 500 copies, written by Jackie and her younger sister Lee Bouvier Radziwill, One Special Summer, 10½”x13¼”, Delacorte Press, NY, 1974. First Printing. A colorful reproduction of a journal kept by the sisters during their tour of Europe in 1951 and presented to their mother. Drawings, poetry and reproduced handwritten portions on Rome and Spain were completed by Jackie; most of the descriptions were written by Lee, who also has written the
introduction. Each has signed on Limited Edition page as “Lee Bouvier” and “Jacqueline Bouvier.” Blue marbleized boards. Slipcase lacking. Sunning to spine; occasional light toning; else in excellent condition. Oct 13th, 2007. Signature House, Upland, CA. $850.00

Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-94. Radziwill, Lee Bouvier – One Special Summer.

NY, 1974, One of 500. Signed by both sisters. International Autograph Auctions, May 19, 2007, lot 230, £160 ($316.80)

Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-94. Radziwill, Lee Bouvier – One Special Summer. NY, 1974, One of 500. Butterfield, Mar 22, 2005, lot 323, $800.00

*Current Fair Market Value is the price agreed upon between a willing buyer and seller, neither being required to act, and both having a reasonable knowledge of the facts. **Replacement Value is the price in terms of money that would be required to replace the property with another of similar age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance and condition, within a reasonable length of time in an appropriate market.
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