What are the most valuable first edition books?

What are the most valuable first edition books?

Most Expensive Books in the World

  • A Treatise of Fruit-Trees. Original price: $3.7 million.
  • Tales of Beedle the Bard. Original price: $3.98 million.
  • The First Atlas. Original price: $3.9 million.
  • The Northumberland Bestiary.
  • Shakespeare’s First Folio.
  • Bomberg Babylonian Talmud.
  • The Canterbury Tales.
  • The Gutenberg Bible.

Is it worth collecting first edition books?

Speaking generally, first editions will hold the most value if they are first editions, first printings. Depending on who has published the book and what formats it has been published in, you’ll be looking for hardcover books mostly. But don’t assume all hardcovers are first printings!

What books are rare and worth?

7 rare books that could be worth a fortune

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell.
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Which Little Golden Books are most valuable?

A few facts: The eighth book in the initial Little Golden series, The Poky Little Puppy, ranks today as the best-selling children’s book of all time with over 14 million copies sold. The first price increase for Little Golden Books occurred in 1962 when they went up to 29 cents.

What is the rarest Harry Potter book?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
A rare first issue hardback copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” — the first in the famous series by J.K. Rowling — sold for around $84,500, after being discovered by an English woman who was helping clean out her mother’s home.

What Enid Blyton books are valuable?

Top Sellers in Enid Blyton

  • The Magic Faraway Tree. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five Go Off In a Caravan. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five Go Off To Camp. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five Get Into Trouble. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five Have Plenty Of Fun. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five Go To Billycock Hill. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five On a Treasure Island. by Enid Blyton.
  • Five Go Down To the Sea.

What is so special about first edition books?

Book collectors value first editions because it’s the closest one can get to the author’s intent. The author is usually more invested and involved in the first printing process because it’s the first time their work is born and introduced to the world.

What books are worth collecting?

11 Books Worth A TON Of Money — That Might Already Be On Your Bookshelves

  • Any Post-2000 Signed ‘Harry Potter’ Book by J.K. Rowling.
  • A Signed First Edition Of ‘The DaVinci Code’ by Dan Brown.
  • The Canadian Edition Of ‘The Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel.
  • A Signed First Edition of ‘No Country For Old Men’ by Cormac McCarthy.

Are any Little Golden Books valuable?

Little Golden Books’ value ranges from $1 to $25 Mint- condition first editions of the series that was originally published in 1942 bring the highest prices. Some titles were published for many years. The most valuable is a first edition.

What children’s books are worth a lot of money?

  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling.
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.

What are 1st edition Harry Potter books worth?

“Prices for first edition first printings go up to around $6,500 with a fair selection between $4,000 and $5,000 —many signed by the author — although cheaper copies can be found.”

Which is the Best First Edition Rare Books?

The First Edition Rare Books offers collectors the finest selection of important rare books from around the world. Browse through our inventory or contact us to discuss your rare book collection. Why Not The Best?

What kind of books are in first edition?

Modern bestsellers, obscure novels, out of print books, classic literature from the Victorian Age, prize-winning literature, controversial biographies, children’s books – you’ll find first editions of all these and more. What is a First Edition Book?

Who are the best authors to buy first editions of?

William Trevor – first editions published before 1970 considered. Winston S. Churchill – Most first editions considered, signed books especially required. Please note we rarely buy paperbacks (apart from Science Fiction / Fantasy), reprint editions, large coffee table books, Reader’s Digest, Mills and Boon etc as they’re generally not worth much.

Who are some of the most sought after books?

Here is a list of rare books that are currently wanted / sought by us (generally hardback in dust jackets, condition varies with price): Alan Sillitoe – Any Pre-1960 first editions in dust jackets. Aldous Huxley – Any Pre-1940 first editions in dust jackets. Arthur C. Clarke – Any Pre-1970 firsts or any signed editions.