Sunday, March 22, 2009

Some More Spurgeon Treasures!

Most Spurgeon fans would kill to get the books I just received as a gift. My grandfather is clearing out his attic and found Spurgeon's Autobiography in 4 volumes. I have a hard time believing that they could be as old as the title page says. They are all late 1890's!
You've got to feel sorry for the person who gave the books to my grandfather as a gift. They've collected dust and I may be the first to read them. For such old books, they're in great condition! That is why I'm still dubious on their age. 
I like biographies and I like the originals, more so when they're about men like Charles Spurgeon! I just don't know when I'll get around to reading the books. Until I do, you can all be jealous of me…

4 comments:

Kris said...

Stephane, if those really are from the 1890s then they could be first or second editions, and really valuable. I wouldn't touch them until you find out! It may be more a treasure than you thought...

Stéphane K said...

Well, if you're an expert (or know one), how do I know the age of my edition? The only date I have is the cover page (1897etc...).

Kris said...

Did some searching...1897 would be a first edition. Value, I have no idea how to find. Search the internet perhaps? Find an appraiser? I've never owned anything valuable!

Stéphane K said...

Neither have I. But quite frankly, I want to keep the edition in any case, so even if its worth money, I'd keep it! :)
I'll only consider selling it if its worth loads of money (and I've got a mission project needing financing). Otherwise I'll just hold on to them and let them increase in value!

But I've got all my Spurgeon club friends that are SOOOO jealous!