Dec 11, 2017 at 08:24

20 Iconic Books You Probably Own That Are Now Worth A LOT Of Money!

by Arushi Lohia

If you're a bookworm, you'll certainly have tons of books in your collection, right? If yes, turns out, there's also an unexpected fortune waiting for you! 

Matthew Haley, the director and head of books and manuscripts at auction house, Bonhams, has shared his list of the twenty most valuable books in UK that could be lying in your own home!

From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which by the way has an estimated value of £50,000, to The Hobbit (£40,000), the list includes all our favourite ones!

The only condition? The books have to be in an excellent condition and even the slightest of damage can lower its price.

Here is a list of the 20 books that can get you a whole lot of money:

1. The Hobbit (1937), J.R.R. Tolkien

Price: £40,000


2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997), J.K. Rowling

Price: £50,000


 3. The Cat in the Hat (1957) Dr. Seuss

Price: £1,000


4. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), Arthur Conan Doyle 

Price: £500+


5. The Bible (1600 – 1630)

Price: £300


6. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894-1895) Rudyard Kipling: 

Price: £200-£4,000


7. A History of British Birds, (various editions), F.O. Morris

Price: £150


8. The Ladies’ Flower-Garden (1840’s), Jane W. Loudon

Price: £500-800


9. High Street (1938), Eric Ravilious and J.M. Richards

Price: £1,000


10. Verve, 1950s art magazine

Price: £1,500


11. Eleven Poems (1965), Seamus Heaney

Price: £3,500


12. The four Winnie-the-Pooh books (1924-1928), A.A. Milne

Price: Between £4,000 and 10,000


13. A Christmas Carol (1843), Charles Dickens

Price: £15,000


14. Television: Seeing by Wire or Wireless (1926), Alfred Dinsdale

Price: £1,000


15. Illustrated edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), Arthur Rackham

Price: £2,500


16. Foundation trilogy (1951-1953), Isaac Asimov

Price: £3,000+


17. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901), Beatrix Potter

Price: £35,000


18. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack (1916)

Price: £600-£800


19. A Clockwork Orange (1962), Anthony Burgess

Price: £900


20. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1921), Agatha Christie

Price: £2,000


How many of these have you got?

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