Friday 29 May 2015

Off hunting

The ultimate 1st edition?
Expecting tomorrow to be at the Rare Books London fair hosted by the ABA and PBF at Olympia. It's regarded as one of the rare book world's premier market places, and I - along with thousands of other readers and collectors - will be there looking for interesting items for our respective collections.

What's the best bargain you've ever picked up at a book fair, Deighton or indeed any other author?

1 comment:

  1. If I had the money , I would buy the first editions of the following 2 classics authors:
    1. Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
    2. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
    3. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility
    Interesting how these above 2 Bronte sisters wrote those classics living in the Parsonage in Howarth, and Emily Bronte’s novel setting s in that unfriendly Moor –even today, it looks only slightly different, were the stuff of geniuses. But I could only gaze them through the glasses of the cupboard at Bronte Parsonage! Brontes had to use the pseudonym of men to get them published. The above three women became famous only after their death.
    I would also like to collect the first editions of the following novelists, who were trend setters in those days.
    1. Edgar Wallace: The Four Just Men and the Three Just Men
    2. Leslie Charteris: Enter the Saint and Alias the Saint
    Ofcourse, any first editions of IanFleming and Len Deighton novels are collectors' items.