Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, £114,000. James Joyce’s Ulysses, £150,000. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando — priceless.
At least it would be priceless to readers of this blog.
But according to Simon Roberts, a book expert at Bonhams in central London, a Penguin paperback first edition of Woolf’s classic is only worth a tenner.
Whether pounds or dollars, that doesn’t seem like much to pay for a first edition of our idol’s 1928 psuedo-biography.
Read more about how such book values are calculated in “How to make a killing from first editions” in The Telegraph.