First Edition Books

Rare Reads

By KAREN HAYMON LONG
The Tampa Tribune
December 23, 2007

“…Slicker says books that have been made into movies are especially collectible.

That’s true of even newer books, such as Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men.” The first edition, published in 2005, jumped to $75 at abebooks.com after the movie came out this year (you can buy the paperback for $8.40 at amazon.com).

Older books that became movies bring even more. A first-edition of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” from 1894-95, was on sale at Bauman Rare Books this month for $6,000.”

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