Fuse #8

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Top EBay Children's Book Sellers - November Edition

Well I find it interesting!
(obviously, you reply)

$3,750.00 - Tolkien: LORD OF THE RINGS. 1st UK Ed! 3 vols.1954-55.
$3,500.00 - Mother Goose in Prose L Frank Baum & Maxfield Parrish
GBP 1,716.00 - J.K. ROWLING Harry Potter & Philosopher’s Stone UK 1/1($3,379.32)
$3,150.00 - The Hobbit J R R Tolkien Allen Unwin HC DJ 1st SIGNED
$3,090.00 - SALVADOR DALI ALICE IN WONDERLAND 1969 PORTFOLIO
$2,647.00 - SIGNED ROALD DAHL “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”
$2,500.00 - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - 1st print
$2,267.00 - 1926 Milne Winnie the Pooh TRUE FIRST 1st/1st w/DJ
$2,259.76 - 1923 Alice in Wonderland in Russian UNIQUE Illustration
$2,247.22 - Maxfield Parrish: Knave of Hearts (hardbound)

Ms. Smith then notes that 1960’s - The Golden Book Of Chemistry Experiments ($1,500) didn't quite make it into the top ten, but that it has an interesting history.
This book was apparently taken off the market (banned?) years ago after a certain teen, David Hahn conducted some very ambitious experiments. An article in Harper’s Magazine and a subsequent biography, The Radioactive Boy Scout, renewed interest in the book, it seems.
Radioactive Boy Scout has been on my To Be Read list for years. Maybe 2007 will be the one.

As ever, thanks to Bookseller Blog for the great info.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home