November 11, 2011

SLIDE SHOW: Holiday Wish List: First Editions


Two years ago, Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy wrote about a few pricey holiday gifts that bibliophiles will swoon over, such as a first edition of Ulysses published in 1922 by Shakespeare & Co., which costs a mere $200,000-$300,000. She also mentioned a first edition of Lewis Carroll‘s The Hunting of the Snark that is going for $20,000-$30,000. (If you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spare, we suggest you take a look at our illustrated hardcover version, which is, ahem, $12).

Inspired by her findings, we took a look at some selections from the Book Collectors’ Library online so that in the event that you find that bag of money on the street, you’ll know what book to buy yourself or your loved ones this December.