Worlds most expensive trading books money stocks tycoons. The 10 most expensive books in the world flavorwire. A piano made out entirely of crystal, one of the most expensive instruments in the world. The record the story of a mysterious florida musician, fake identities and the recordbreaking. I excluded maps, manuscripts, ephemera, lithographs, and books that were primarily illustration audubon, etc. A reader never gets bore because heshe has the best time pass, the book. Sep 26, 2017 book of mormon sets new record for most expensive manuscript ever sold this article is more than 2 years old founding text of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints returned to followers. In fact, these are some of the most expensive ever sold. This book holds the records for any natural history, and this is the one of the most expensive book in the world. As of june 2017, the series has been translated into 80. Book of mormon sets new record for most expensive manuscript. Here are the 3 most expensive ebooks on amazon as of june 2015.
In fact, according to the economist, a true list of the ten most valuable single books ever sold would have to include five copies of the birds of. Grab your wallet, here are the most expensive books ever sold. The record the story of a mysterious florida musician, fake. Seth klarman is a founder of the baupost group a boston based investment group. Below are the worlds 10 most expensive books ever sold. There are allegedly only 118 of this book in the world and reportedly only 10 that are privately owned and not in place in museums or historical collections. Scholars can debate endlessly over which book is the best of all time, but finding out which ones have enjoyed the most commercial success should be a more concrete endeavor. But not every blog sale has to be for millions to make it a good one. Audobon is a noted illustrator who pioneered much of early wildlife research, and the books dimensions reflect his attention to detail. This is the rarest and most expensive book ever sold at auction. There are 10 of the most expensive and rarest books in the world. A first edition of sir isaac newtons principia mathematica has become the most expensive printed scientific book ever sold at auction after.
We can just look at the sales numbers and rank them. The worlds 10 most expensive books ever sold forbes. Nov 05, 2014 below are the worlds 10 most expensive books ever sold. The translation of biblical psalms the bay psalm book was printed by puritan settlers in cambridge, massachusetts in 1640 and sold at a onelot auction in just. Published in 1510, the codex contains some of the scientific writings of the italian renaissance master leonardo da vinci. List of most expensive books and manuscripts wikipedia. Some books, in particular, have matched their literary worth with a price tag. When this book sold, it became the most expensive illuminated manuscript in the world. List of the most expensive trading books published in the last 30 years. It was named after thomas coke, the earl of leicester, who purchased the 72 paged codex. 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. Books are the instant connection between the writer and reader. If these prices seem high, theyre still millions short of the alltime record for a printed book.
The first novel in the series, harry potter and the sorcerers stone, has sold in excess of 120 million copies, making it one of the bestselling books of all time. The translation of biblical psalms the bay psalm book was printed by puritan settlers in cambridge, massachusetts in 1640 and was sold at a. Nov 05, 2014 this statistic shows the most expensive books ever sold worldwide as of november 2014. John james audubons birds of america broke the world record for a single book when it was sold at sothebys last night. Riskaverse value investing strategies for the thoughtful investor seth a. Book of mormon sets new record for most expensive manuscript ever sold this article is more than 2 years old founding text of the church of jesus christ of. The top ten most expensive books ever sold youtube.
I also picked and chose among the most expensive books i could find, and have highlighted what was most interestingwhether because of the book in question or the history behind it. Isaac newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book sold. 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. What are some of the most expensive books ever sold. Hebrew bible is a generic reference to books of the bible, originally written in hebrew and aramaic, and of uncontroversial canonicity. Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, harry potter by j. Any blog sale is a good one if the blogger wants to sell. The two most expensive ebooks have a big file size of well over 100 mb, i am not sure if the reading performance would be hampere. The prices that such books can bring are staggering and you may be surprised to learn how much book enthusiasts were willing to pay at auction for the worlds most expensive books ever sold. These books are the master pieces of their creators.
Jun 18, 2014 it sold the winston blue above left, a. Nothing drives home the fact that information is a commodity in this day and age like a survey of the worlds most expensive ebooks. The buyer was businessman rob mitchell who owns a marketing company and displays the bat in his offices. The two previous sales of the the bay psalm book were the most expensive book sale at the time. The list includes a first edition of the hobbit, published in 1937. The most expensive items ever sold through sothebys. Jan 14, 2017 today i am going to share with you the most expensive and rarest books in the world. Top 10 most expensive rare books sold topteny magazine.
That honor goes to a religious text, the 1640 bay psalm book, believed to be the first book printed in colonial america. Dollars each book at the richest libraries and museums worldwide. Something to think about here is that, these prices are excluding local sales tax which means the price might increase further if you were going to purchase. Dec 16, 2016 that honor goes to a religious text, the 1640 bay psalm book, believed to be the first book printed in colonial america. A signed first edition of this classic from 1960 in fine condition with a price clipped dust jacket. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, abebooks recently compiled a list of the ten most expensive used books that have been sold on its web site since 1996. The 10 most expensive blogs ever sold that could be verified or semiverified by a legitimate source. In 1994, leonardo da vincis codex leicester was sold for 49. For the third time in 4 years, this will be the worlds most. Most expensive books ever sold worldwide 2014 statista. This statistic shows the most expensive books ever sold worldwide as of november 2014. The bible is easily one of the bestselling books of all time, but exact sales numbers are hard to nail down. Isaac newton masterwork becomes most expensive science. Rumour has it that there are only 11 copies of the book remaining, one of which was sold at auction in 20 for.1153 842 608 654 595 1553 470 947 1544 1216 886 528 450 1089 1470 824 1415 1166 412 496 379 856 924 1375 1470 1422 173 428 5 1070 137 974 922 1434 284 284 913 1448 950 238 579