It seems that classic first edition books might be a good investment judging by a recent auction at Bonhams. The auction took place last week and included a first edition Emily Bronte novel Wuthering Heights printed in 1847 which sold for a staggering £114,000 ($228,000). Simon Roberts at Bonhams in central London said “Condition is key. Always go for the best you can afford. Shabby copies may be less than a tenth of the value of a book in pristine condition. It is particularly important to pick up a book with its original dust jacket if possible. Many first-edition hardbacks came with a dust jacket that over time was lost or destroyed.” The Telegraph give some rather handy tips if you fancy dipping your toe in the precious book market.
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