Peter Rabbit scampers ahead of Pooh and Harry Potter at Heritage

Heritage's book sale has a number of great books on offer, including a Fourth Folio of Shakespeare's plays and a first edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species.

However, there are also a number of classic children's books available. These include a first edition of A A Milne's When we were very young, and a signed edition of his famous classic The House at Pooh Corner.

These are expected to bring up to $15,000 and $20,000 respectively.

Also appearing is a more recent classic: a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with an estimate of $15,000.

There is another signed copy of the book currently available (not at Heritage) to buy outright.

First Edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
First Edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Ahead of all of these, however, is a first edition of Beatrix Potter's famous work, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which has a guide price of $50,000. The live section of Heritage's sale takes place on February 11.

We recently used the anniversaries of Beatrix Potter's death and A A Milne's birth to look at collectible books and memorabilia associated with the writers.


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