Sunday, May 29, 2016

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The World's Most Valuable Children's Books - Do You Have One?

4 comments:

Jerry House said...

I'm sure #11 is MIKE GONZO AND THE SEWER MONSTER.

Deb said...

Does a very old (circa 1920) and extremely beaten-up copy of Mother Goose count?

Howard said...

I have a copy of the first US printing of The Hobbit. This is the one with the bowing hobbit on the title page. It's an ex-libris from the NYC public library and has been rebound in typical library buckram. It's in pretty rough condition, although all illustrations are there including the tipped-in color ones. I don't have any idea if it was withdrawn from circulation and sold, or stolen, or just never returned and considered lost, or what... I don't even remember where I got it. I found it in a box of old books that I had sitting around probably since the early 70s.

A few years ago I reached out to the NYC library but failed to arouse any desire on their part to get the book back. I'm certainly still interested in doing so.

Bill Crider said...

I suspect that it's worth quite a bit even in that condition.