Saturday, January 10, 2009

Expensive Children's Books

AbeBooks' Most Expensive Sales of Children’s & Young Adult Books in 2008

The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
      1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling - $12,874
        Rare first edition signed by JK with the dust wrapper panels signed by the cover artist Cliff Wright. The first issue has a misaligned block of text which was corrected in the subsequent issues.
      2. Grimms Fairy Tales by Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm - $11,388
        A first edition, first issue copy of these famous fairy tales including 22 etched plates by George Cruikshank. It is housed in a clamshell box.
      3. The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - $7,000
        A complete set of the children’s fantasy series containing Beyond the Deepwoods, Stormchaser, Midnight Over Sanctaphrax, Cloud Wolf, Curse of the Gloamglozer, Last of the Sky Pirates, Vox, and Freeglader. All titles are first UK editions with signatures of Stewart and Riddell.

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