Only around 200 Folios exist in usable condition, and those that are still in existence often sell for a premium; a ‘near-perfect’ copy sold for £3.7 million at auction in 2001. A good find for this librarian, but the reality is that very few are that lucky. So how can you become a rare book collector yourself?
Regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time, very few writers have been as influential as French literary artist Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850). Therefore, Germany’s Montblanc has introduced its Writers Edition 2013 in celebration of the epic contribution to world literature made by this 19th century visionary.