Uncorrected Proofs

Love 'em. Love searching for 'em. Love haggling for 'em. Love reading 'em and finding mistakes.

The Challenge

To get a collection of uncorrected proofs by the world's most famous authors (TP excluded) with a combined age of 1,000 years.

Rules

- The author must be world famous

- One book per author

- time limit = 1 year

Problem

A lot of books don't have proofs and those that do tend to be a bit pricey - way out of my price range.

Solution

Instead of getting hold of a major work by a specific author, I'll try for an obscure book, the tattier and more battered the cheaper.

Update

I have two so far.

George Orwell - 66 years old

Arthur C Clarke - 50 years old.

I have paid for another two and am watching a further two.