title page of the 1865 edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If I ever win (or earn) vast amounts of money, these are the first edition books I would like to purchase;
*Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. By Lewis Carroll – Printed in 1866, $17,500 (US)
*THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY – Printed in 1839 and includes a signed letter from Dickens, $5,500 (US)
* Catcher in the Rye J.D Salinger – Printed in 1951, $40,000 (US)
* The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again J.R.R. Tolkien – First Edition 1937, $57, 592 (US)
*CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Roald Dahl – Signed First Edition 1964, $19,250 (US)
* Five On A Treasure Island Enid Blyton – Printed in 1942, $4689 (US)
* THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE C.S. Lewis – Signed First Edition 1950, $57, 592 (US)
* The Woman in Black Illustrations by John Lawrence Susan Hill – Signed First Edition 1983, $493 (US)
So all I need is a total of $202,616 and my collection can begin!
Does anyone else have a First Edition wish list?