As a book lover, I always enjoy going to my town’s monthly library book sale. While most of the books I buy to resell, some are just for my pleasure…like the slightly tattered 1950s tome of the “Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg” and the Ngaio Marsh “Hand in Glove” mystery.
Today was a bit unusual because for the first time in years I ventured into the building that housed the children’s books. The only other time I had gone here, there seemed to be mostly newer books and nothing piqued my interest. So I went today without high hopes or expectations.
The very first book I examined and bought was entitled, “Mourka, The Autobiography of a Cat.” This 1964 book was quirky enough to appeal to someone and it was a first edition in very good condition.
At home I started researching it and realized I’d had a spot of luck…finally! The same book, in acceptable condition, just sold on eBay in February for $135! Turns out the book is rare. In fact the eBay seller called it “EXTREMELY RARE.” The only other copy I’ve been able to find for sale is listed at $300 (fine condition). So now I need to go through the book with a fine tooth comb to find any condition issues and figure out my listing price.
It’s a nice problem to have!
How about you? Any stellar finds??