AbeBooks’ Most Expensive Sales in 2015

AbeBooks likes to advertise their most expensive book sales for the year at the end of that year, and they have done so again with 2015 with this special post.

I always find these sales interesting and revealing as far as people’s thirst for rare books is concerned. Here are two from the list that grabbed my attention:

8. Lord of the Rings trilogy
by J.R.R. Tolkien – $19,492

Three volumes comprising The Fellowship of the Ring (signed by the author), The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, published in 1954, 1954, and 1955 respectively. All first editions.

9. The Holy Bible
$18,928

Published by Mark Baskett in London in 1767, bound in two volumes in late 18th century red morocco. Mark Baskett was grandson of John Baskett (who died in 1742) who had acquired the patent for the office of king’s printer which covered the printing of bibles.

For the rest of the list (which includes another rare Bible), consult the link below.

Source: AbeBooks’ Most Expensive Sales in 2015

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