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Leafing through the pages of first edition profit

23rd February, 2014

If the idea of making money from a hobby appeals to you, then you should start collecting first edition books. Let me give you a real-life example. If you had bought a signed copy of the Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of poetry, Death of a Naturalist, in 1999 you would have paid less than €500. Today the same book would sell for at least €3,000. Giving you the double satisfaction of owning a...

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