Top Expensive Books Known In History
By and large, the books industry is quite a healthy one, irrespective of your reading preferences. Consider the fact that as per the industry experts, forecasts have it that by the year 2020, this industry has the potential to hit sales volumes reaching as high as $123 billion and in this you see the above affirmation a reality waiting to be proved.
Going forward, it is a challenge thrown for you to consider that if at all you thought that you were paying so much for books, then the facts below will sure challenge you to reconsider what you have so far held to. The following lines will give you an insight into some of the most expensive books ever written and purchased by consumers around the world.
Talking of some of these most expensive books, one that we come across first is the title, Codex Leicester. This masterpiece by one Leonardo da Vinci is actually priced at values as high as 30.8 million US dollars. The value in the book is seen in the sense that this is one piece that was handwritten by da Vinci himself and as such is seen to be one of the most rare of personal historical documents in history. Some of the areas covered in the book include such as information on fossils, the theories on astrology and some idealistic reflections. Being so laden in such rich historical content, this is one book that for any who sure values what value there is in such information would not mind the price at an auction that the book would go for. Bill Gates, worlds renowned billionaire and philanthropist had this piece and as a matter of fact, it has inspired a lot of the things hes done with his productions in Microsoft windows.
One other book worth mentioning in this series is First Folio by William Shakespeare. The book is one that has actually cost more than $6 million for purchase. In as much as you can have a copy of the book online at Amazon or Just Kindle Books, the fact is that there is an original copy of the book still surviving and actually this sold at an auction at such high values, hitting the 6 million dollar mark on auction.
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