I need some advice (this is not a solicitation - I even read the CN Forum TOS to ensure this would be an appropriate question).
Years ago (during my military career) I purchased a 17-Volume set of the Complete ESA Hipparcos Tycho Catalogue. I bought it from a professional astronomer in Germany ... I believe (that is, if I recall correctly) it was his personal set, one he didn't use, because there were multiple sets at the observatory(?). The main reason I bought it: Volumes 14, 15, and 16 is the Millennium Star Atlas and the 17-Volume set was available and the MSA wasn't. Okay, maybe the main reason I bought it was because having the 17-volume set on the bookcase looked cool - especially since I didn't know anyone else who owned it?!
I'm looking to sell it on the Classifieds (it might be cost prohibitive to ship - it must be at least 100 lbs) but I have no idea how to fairly price it. My question: has anyone seen this for sale? I thought I saw it once here, or maybe AM (many years ago when I belonged), but the complete set is not coming up in my searches in the USA (where it wasn't widely available).
Anyway, I know we have many sage people on CN who would know more about this set's fair value than I do.
Thanks in advance,
These are the titles in the set:
Vol 1: Introduction and Guide to the Data
Vol 2: The Hipparcos Satellite Operations
Vol 3: Construction of the Hipparcos Catalogue
Vol 4: Construction of the Tycho Catalogue
Vol 5: The Hipparcos catalogue RA: 0h-4h, HIP: 1-18677
Vol 6: The Hipparcos catalogue RA: 4h-9h, HIP: 18601-44180
Vol 7: The Hipparcos Catalogue RA: 9h-14h, HIP: 44101-68389
Vol 8: The Hipparcos Catalogue RA: 14h-19h, HIP: 68301-93276
Vol 9: The Hipparcos catalogue RA: 19h-24h, HIP: 93201-118322
Vol 10: Double and Multiple Systems Annex + Solar System Objects
Vol 11: Hipparcos Variability Annex
Vol 12: Hipparcos Light Curves
Vol 13: Identification Charts
Vols 14-16: Sky & Telescope's Millennium Star Atlas
Vol 17: 6 ASCII CD-ROMs