Rare Books Insider – Oct 26, 2021

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Last week’s performance

Fractional secondary markets

Three books traded on the fractional secondary markets last week. Isaac Newton’s – Principia was flat, while a Harry Potter first edition picked up 14.5% and an inscribed Dune first edition rallied 27%.

Rare books are now trading at an average of 19% premium to their fair market value.

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally

This Week

New IPOs

Only one IPO this week, but a fitting one for the upcoming Halloween weekend: Where the Wild Things Are. This first edition, one of 5 similar known, has an original sketch of Wild Thing by Sendek.

Where the Wild Things Are (Inscribed, 1st Ed)

Secondary markets

This is where we’ll highlight assets trading this week or next that may be of interest.

Walden (1st Ed.)

  • Upside: -12%
  • Platform: Rally
  • Date: 10/26

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1st Ed.)

  • Upside: -20%
  • Platform: Rally
  • Date: 10/28

At Auction

Swann Galleries’ Fine Books and Autographs opening October 28 has a huge variety on display ranging from the compact disk insert from Nirvana’s Nevermind signed by Kurt Cobain to Robert Indiana’s proof set of The Book of Love to a first trade edition of Virginia Woolf’s magnum opus Orlando.

Opening October 27 at Sotheby’s is The Ricky Jay Collection, featuring works from circus posters to magic history from magician, author, and actor Ricky Jay.



Wyatt Cavalier

Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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