You’ll Need $186,000 To Buy This Book
A couple of weeks ago, we discussed whether or not we cared about owning signed copies of books. I mentioned that, for the most part, I could care less–with some exceptions, like legendary authors, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, etc.
When I said that, I naively thought a signed book by one of those authors might costs several hundred dollars, maybe a thousand or so. Boy, was I an idiot.
After doing a little research at Peter Harrington’s site–he’s a bookseller who specializes in signed, first-edition books, I realized just how stupid I was for thinking such books would go for so cheap.
Here are just a few examples I pulled from Harrington’s site:
You get the idea. These books are EXPENSIVE, especially if they are first editions. The books listed above are on the high end, so you can find less expensive novels, but you’re not getting anything for cheap. Also, everything on his site was listed in pounds. I converted it to dollars, but tell me if my math’s bad. I suck at math.
So this post raises the question: If you could own a first-edition, signed copy of any book, what would it be?
Check out the other books listed for sale at Peter Harrington’s site.