If you have to buy any of americas most expensive textbooks, however, your budget would be decimated. What christies deemed the most important book in english literature was. Nine of 14 parts, published from 1893 to 1903, the 14th book was published after houghs death in 1924. Rumour has it that there are only 11 copies of the book remaining, one of which. According to forbes, bill gates owns the most expensive book ever sold. Can you think of any book that can be sold in millions of dollars. The book reveals a way to accomplish the impossible, which explains why wall street has been accused of burning as many of these books as it can. The most expensive first edition was sold on abebooks.
If you are interested in collecting rare books, you should know that if the book has personal notations in the margins, it will be a very, very expensive one. This second issue at its most expensive is still just a years salary at 47k, which is kind of a steal for any collector. Used since hundreds of years ago, books are probably the most important step in mankinds evolution. Top 10 most expensive rare books sold topteny magazine. Worlds most expensive trading books money stocks tycoons. Print list of most expensive book per author published during last 300 days. Top 161 books published in 2020 that people have added on goodreads. Its about one of the most expensive books on earth. The original declaration of independence, signed by thomas jefferson, benjamin franklin, and john adams, is easily one of the rarest, most sought after documents of all time.
Seuss first edition books with dust jacket are too expensive for many childrens book collectors, they might consider the first edition book without dust jacket as an alternative. Fifteen central park west, the worlds most powerful address, this highend manhattan building is. Apr 03, 2016 lets start the list of expensive cookbook with this scottish book. Lets find out which are the top 10 most expensive books ever sold. The book was published in 1623, seven years after shakespeares death, and contains a dozen plays that have never been reprinted, as well as many that are considered classics today. Luckily, many of these are available on the internet.
Little golden books collection and first edition identification book collecting guide. Jan 28, 2016 according to forbes, bill gates owns the most expensive book ever sold. While far from the most expensive book on this list, beedle was the priciest book ever purchased that was written and published in the twentyfirst century. Rare and valuable books old and not so old books worth. Apr 22, 2011 a few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of peter lawrences the making of a fly a classic work in developmental biology that we and most other drosophila developmental biologists consult regularly.
Oct 11, 2016 updated january, 2018 in the third installment of our six partseries series covering the most valuable scientific documents of alltime we encounter works from aristotle and one of historys. It was published in the year of 1800 by peter hill, edinburgh. This is a selfexclusion join and should be fairly efficient. These are some of the worlds most expensive books ceoworld. Nov 05, 2014 forbes takes privacy seriously and is committed to transparency. Seth klarman is a founder of the baupost group a boston based investment group. Two other copies of the book also raked in big money in the twentieth century. Louis basenese, the most expensive investing book, and a. The worlds most valuable childrens books do you have one. Thomas princes own revised and improved translation was published in 1758, in time for one of his psalms to be read over his grave. The bay psalm book, expected to sell today for up to thirty million dollars, could become the worlds most expensive book. When you have a lot of extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, and your pocket is made of silk or gold or unicorns or something, then wellits probably an even better idea to spend it on a book. The biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century, sumo had a limited global print run of 10,000 copies, signed and numbered by newton. Top 161 books published in 2018 that people have added on goodreads.
Top 5 most expensive ebooks in the kindle store adweek. The 20 most expensive comic books in the world 2020. Created for the altar of the virgin mary in the church of st. Feb 21, 2016 the 10 most expensive comic books ever sold. The worlds 10 most expensive books ever sold forbes. Codex leicester is top most expensive book n the world with the total worth about more than 30 million its really huge amount for only one book but more famous all over. I totally need the copy of the the wonderful wizard of oz in my life. Jan 20, 2012 definitely the most expensive book ever written about fruit trees featuring sixteen different varieties. Yes, some people have spent such a huge amount just for a single book. Frazer was a successful head of culinary school for women in edinburgh.
Riskaverse value investing strategies for the thoughtful investor seth a. Aug 12, 2018 lou ferrigno, eric bana, edward norton, and mark ruffalo all pale in comparison however to hulk hogan himself, who took his name after marvels own hulk. This book has been popular in scotland area since the early of 19th century. Updated january, 2018 in the third installment of our six partseries series covering the most valuable scientific documents of alltime we encounter works from aristotle and one of historys. This is easily the most intriguing column ive written all year. Children dressed up in costume examine comic books for sale in samara, russia. The 10 most expensive books in the world flavorwire. The most expensive books in the world readers digest. The 10 most collectible photography books of all time. Forbes takes privacy seriously and is committed to transparency.
The globe by the way book by pg wodehouse globe publishing. Collecting, identifying, and valuing first edition dr. From the papyrus scrolls used in the ancient egypt and the manuscripts in the monasteries of the middle ages, books evolved a lot. Whats the most expensive book owned by a public institution. The iconic, golden bordered board books are a familiar sight for most americans as weve been clutching little golden books in our chubby little hands since 1942.
Isaac newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book. Jul 22, 2017 this is a book by naturalist and painter john james audubon that includes a vast array of bird species, 6 of which have become extinct since the time of illustration. However, there is a lot of talk about a theoretical better quality issue being the most valuable comic book in existence, but one is yet to be found. The globe by the way book by pg wodehouse globe publishing co, 1908. There are 10 of the most expensive and rarest books in the world. The bay psalm book is probably best known for being the first printed book in british north america and it was first printed in 1640 in cambridge, massachusetts. Affordable alternative any of the harry potter books signed by their illustrators ie mary grandpre, jim kay, jason cockroft are available for low threefigure sums. Laura geggel at livescience reports that the most expensive printed science book was recently.
Or, you know, today plus 35 business days for shipping. Rowlings first harry potter book was published in the u. List of most expensive books and manuscripts wikipedia. Worlds most expensive book and other random facts brain. Mar 22, 2018 most of the books on the below list dont get anywhere near the most expensive books ever soldbut unlike any of those, the books below could be yours today. According to michael gross, author of the book house of outrageous fortune. Top 162 books published in 1920 that people have added on goodreads.
Heres what the most expensive body on earth looks like. List of the most expensive trading books published in the last 30 years. Definitely the most expensive book ever written about fruit trees featuring sixteen different varieties. The veracity of that statement is open to interpretation, but.
Here is the list of top 10 most expensive books in the world 2018. So lets have a look at the most expensive books that have been sold all around the world. Which book is the most expensive book ever published or. Aug 21, 2017 in her recently published book, doll parts regan arts, amanda lepore claims to have the most expensive body on earth. If you mean, where can i selfpublish my book most cheaply. Isaac newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book sold this article is more than 3 years old first edition of principia mathematica, which was published in 1687 and sets out newtons. Isaac newton masterwork becomes most expensive science. Jan 05, 2018 the most expensive comic book of all time. In her recently published book, doll parts regan arts, amanda lepore claims to have the most expensive body on earth. When this book sold, it became the most expensive illuminated manuscript in the world.1541 1350 873 337 1499 1593 98 1281 1607 879 454 347 636 1489 98 596 1303 1624 221 969 869 1421 1220 1527 906 1049 406 508 1387 45 1306 699 859 332