Saturday, January 10, 2009

AbeBooks' Most Expensive Sales of 2008

Ever wondered what the big spenders spend their money on? Imagine paying $10,000 for the book of your dreams? Harry Potter, Edward Lear, the Brothers Grimm and a bible from 1484 all found a place on AbeBooks' top 10 most expensive sales of 2008. Discover why a collection of etchings went for more than $17,000 and what were our most expensive sales of science fiction, poetry and other genres. Fans of bookish memorabilia will also be interested to learn the selling price of George Bernard Shaw's typewriter.
See the whole list.
My thanks to NZ bookseller/publisher Brian Phillips for bringing this story to my attention.

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