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
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997), J.K. Rowling
3. The Cat in the Hat (1957) Dr. Seuss
4. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), Arthur Conan Doyle
5. The Bible (1600 – 1630)
6. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894-1895) Rudyard Kipling:
7. A History of British Birds, (various editions), F.O. Morris
8. The Ladies’ Flower-Garden (1840’s), Jane W. Loudon
9. High Street (1938), Eric Ravilious and J.M. Richards
10. Verve, 1950s art magazine
11. Eleven Poems (1965), Seamus Heaney
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
14. Television: Seeing by Wire or Wireless (1926), Alfred Dinsdale
15. Illustrated edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), Arthur Rackham
16. Foundation trilogy (1951-1953), Isaac Asimov
17. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901), Beatrix Potter
18. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack (1916)
19. A Clockwork Orange (1962), Anthony Burgess
20. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1921), Agatha Christie
How many of these have you got?