Thursday, March 25, 2010

Signed 'Wind in the Willows' Sells for $48,800

The Associated Press: Signed 'Wind in the Willows' copy sold for $48,800: "A signed copy of the classic children's book 'The Wind In The Willows' has been sold at auction in London for 32,400 pounds ($48,794) — around 10 times its estimated value.

The book contains a dedication from author Kenneth Grahame to the daughter of English author Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, who is said to have inspired the character of Ratty."

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.

2 comments:

Richard R. said...

I wonder why 10x it's estimated value?

Bill Crider said...

Well, it was an auction, and you know how collectors are. . . .