The World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Books Ever


Books have been considered as man’s best friends as they impart knowledge, besides being an amazing source of entertainment. This is the reason why man has never been dissuaded from spending big amounts on these storehouses of knowledge.

Here is a list of 10 most expensive books ever:

10. Shakespeare First Folio

Shakespeare First Folio

The first folio of Shakespeare, also known as Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, features next in the list with a price of $ 8.2 million. The book, which was published in 1623, was sold in 2001.

9. Copy of the Constitution 1789

Copy of the Constitution

Copy of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and other key acts of the First Constitution in 1789 that created by George Washington, this extraordinary piece of work was bought by a nonprofit organization called Mount Vernon Ladies Association in 2012, commanding a price of $ 10.2 million.

8. The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Next on the list of 10 most expensive books ever is the classic by Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Canterbury Tales”, which was sold in 1998 for a whopping price of $ 11.1 million. The great work was published in 1477 by the English printer, William Caxton.

7. The Birds of America

The Birds of America

Next on the list of 10 most expensive books ever is once again the classic called “The Birds of America”, with another one of its copy bought by art dealer Michael Tollemache in 2010 for a huge price of $ 12.6 million.

6. The Rothschild Prayerbook

The Rothschild Prayerbook

“The Rothschild Prayerbook” is a devotional work, which is a part of a collection taken over by the Nazis, back in 1938. It was sold in 2014 for a price of $ 13.9 million, earning it a place on this list.

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