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Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf - $125,657 (1st Edition)

28. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf – $125,657 (1st Edition)

Originally published in 1922, Jacob’s Room was the iconic author Virginia Woolfe’s third novel. With a surreal plotline and gripping narration, the book’s writing style was one of the first to introduce a modernist approach.

Looking at its significance, it’s no wonder that its very first edition is currently priced at $125,657. This original edition still bears Woolfe’s inscription that she addressed to Vanessa Bell, the book’s designer, to whom she gifted the first copy.

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