Sunday, January 18, 2009

Expensive reads

In a world where money seems to be ceasing up it is rather reassuring to see some people can still spend vast amounts of money on books. According to Abebooks.com some of the big purchases of last year included just shy of $13,000 spent on a Harry Potter first edition signed by the artist and with a printing error that was corrected in further issues.

In terms of novels a first edition proof copy of Lord of the Flies cost $9,260 and Men Without Women with an inscription from the author Ernest Hemingway fetched $8000.

Makes spending £10 plus seem somehow less of an issue when you think about how much some people are willing to spend.

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