Book Collector Magazine October 1999. How Much Is That First Edition Worth?

Hi everyone I hope this post finds you well.

I came across the above pictured magazine on Ebay and of course I decided to share it with all of you.

The article contains very little new information to Morse fans but there is some interesting little gems to be found.

Of course the magazine was published in 1999, (my God nearly twenty years ago), and so many of the prices mentioned regarding the worth of first editions etc will no longer be relevant. The prices now I imagine have trebled or even quadrupled since this magazine was published. With Colin’s death it is possible that the prices for first editions and other early published novels have skyrocketed. (Oh how I wish I had kept hold of all mine).

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Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

3 thoughts

  1. I’m still upset that I sold most of my books including Colin Dexter’s when we were going through financial hardship a few years ago. Now even more so.

  2. How glorious !!! I will review these over the weekend when I have time to thoroughly enjoy!! Thank you so much for sharing !!! Wow–that photo of Lewis & Morse!!!

  3. Thanks for this Chris. It brought back happy memories, as I used to occasionally buy this magazine, which was always interesting, even if you were not particularly involved in the authors included in that edition. It also introduced me to some great new authors.

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