TTT | Top 10 Books I’ll Dream till I Die of Owning

This my friends is the ultimate book wishlist. This is a collection of the most expensive, rarest books I would own if I was a multi-billionaire. I might have gasped once or twice when I saw the price but there’s no harm in window shopping is there? ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜Š

I tried to get the original pics but some of these editions are really obscure so unless I indicated that it’s the original it’s the closest edition reference I could find.

TTT is a fun bookish weekly meme created by theartsyreadergirl where you list your top 10s based on a different theme each week. Iโ€™ll link up her TTT if you would like to participate or know more.

Top 10 Books I’ll Dream till I Die of Owning

Winnie the Pooh (“The Christopher Robin Books”) – Price: $40,200

First edition, signed by A.A.Milne and original illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Currently I only have this ยฃ15 museum copy print stuck up on my bedroom wall. Can’t imagine owning the real thing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ญ.

Jami Al- Tawarikh “First World History” – Price: $4,700,000

This rare piece has three volumes, both written in Arabic and Persian. Accompanied with illustrations, it is around 400 pages and lists major events from China all the way to Europe, 14th century.

Detective Comics No 27 (Batman’s First Appearance) – Price: $1,075,000

First edition, dated March 1939. Just who knew how iconic this superhero would become? He’s my favorite.

Heinrich Institoris, Malleus maleficarum (aka Hammer of Witches), Price: $221,356.60

Ever heard of the Salem Witch trials? The Wicked Witch? And all of the other Voldemort like examples of black magic, villainy, and witches. This is so fascinating to me as fantasy reader, it is notoriously labelled as “the most important work in demonology”. The dream is to have a first edition copy.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865 Edition, Price:$2,000,000

This stunning edition has hand made wood engraving, Lewis Caroll’s own notes and 10 original preliminary hand sketches.

The Great Gatsby, Price: $143,608

First edition, first printing, original dust jacket in the original dark green cloth. I’m not really a fan of Fitzgerald as a person but The Great Gatsby really stuck with me, not writes about a spiraling breakdown as elegant as him. Fun fact, Fitzgerald loved the jacket so much in a letter to his publisher dated, 1924 he said: “For Christโ€™s sake donโ€™t give anyone that jacket youโ€™re saving for me. Iโ€™ve written it into the book“.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, First edition, Price: $125,000

This edition is in a custom cloth clamshell box, 1847 edition, bound with the publisher’s cloth. And that cover? Stunning.

Dracula, 1897 edition, Price: $75,000

First edition, without the initial advert pages, and impossibly so is it crazy to wish for Bram Stoker’s signature? That will probably push the price to infinity though.

Marvel 1, First issue, Price: $1,260,000

How amazing it is to have the first issue of this iconic universe? Unforgettable to say the least. Dated 1939.

1984, First edition, Price: $12,500

First edition, first printing (British Publishing), original green cloth and red dust jacket.

Thanks for reading! Which of these would you buy if you can?

If you wrote a TTT, link up your post below. I would love to check them out!

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Hello Iโ€™m Jawahir the bookworm, a lost twenty-something year old bookish blogger who enjoys her books with a cup of strong coffee; milk no sugar no cream.

19 thoughts on “TTT | Top 10 Books I’ll Dream till I Die of Owning

  1. I never really thought of very expensive books like these before so this is so interesting. Some of these prices are ridiculous though haha but I really do love winnie the pooh so that would be cool to have in a different universe ! first world history sounds really great too I cant believe its 4.7 million dollars ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  2. Ahhh, that Jane Eyre edition! ๐Ÿ˜ And the other ones are pretty neat, too! ๐Ÿคฉ But since I’m absolutely stingy when it comes to money, there’d be no way I’d ever buy those when you can also get copies of the same books for under 10โ‚ฌ. After all, it’s the story itself that matters! **eyes that Jane Eyre edition greedily anyway** ๐Ÿ˜

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