Monday, September 21, 2015

The Wish List: Collectors Editions and Rare Books

Last month, Ryan from Invaluable contacted me to see if I'd be interested in coming up with a post about what rare and collectible books would be in my dream collection.  And of course, I've got quite a list.

Obviously, my first choice would be a first edition hardback of Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.  I was shocked to find that this one is actually within my price range - it would only set me back $150 or so.  In terms of collecting books that's much closer to doable than my other dream choices.

Like this first edition, signed copy of It by Stephen King, which is going for $735.

Or this signed first edition of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, for close to $2000.

If I was REALLY going to go all out, I could drop $237,000 for this inscribed copy of The Little Prince.

But my ultimate collection would have to include Lewis's Narnia series in its' entirety.  At approximately $39,000 it would only cost me a little bit more than my new car, so it's totally doable, right?

What about you, Reader Friends?  What would you put in your dream collection?  Thanks again to Ryan and Invaluable for the inspiration behind the post (which is not sponsored and did not provide me with any kickbacks other than the great idea)!


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