I don't want to give the impression that I spend my whole day discovering first editions of classics.
I spend a lot more time weeding out Sooty annuals, Readers' Digest publications and tons of awful, middlebrow books from the 1920 and 30s that will never come back into fashion. However, it only takes one book to make it all worthwhile.
The other day I was wading through a pretty unpromising plastic crate when a rather scruffy, thin little book caught my eye. I opened it up and saw this:
It's amazing what people throw away.
The book is up for auction in June and hopefully, it will sell for a four-figure sum.