Some weeks back, I was contacted by Invaluable.com who asked me to look through their collection of antique books and pick the ones I’d love to have. Before moving forward, I would like to tell you more about them. Invaluable.com is a website that specialises in auctions of collectible items. Here is the list of books I’d love to have on my shelf.
Lot 287: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with all the original engravings as drawn by Sir John Tenniel, by The Peter Pauper Press.
Lot 93: Shakespeare Mini Works Collection with Box
Rare antique Knickerbocker Shakespeare works collection in original box. 22 Mini-books in the collection. Lid on box is detached but still in good condition. Each book is in very good condition.
In college, I read some of Shakespeare’s plays. I think I’d love to have this collection of antique books. Who doesn’t love Shakespeare, after all? That amusing Old English with Thou, Thee, Thy, etc.
Lot 1488: The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
1925 Edition. Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. First Printing. Jazz Age Novel American Literature. Hardcover.
I fell in love with Gatsby’s work after watching the movie The Great Gatsby.
Lot 1273: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
1952 First Edition. Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. This is a scarce stated first U. S. edition of this landmark wartime diary, with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Lot 1218: Antique Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Titles
Titles include a limited edition (numbered 210) of “A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of Four,” a limited edition of “Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Return Of Sherlock Holmes.”
I hope enjoyed reading this post. Invaluable.com definitely has a great collection of antique books by many great authors. Do have a look at their website.