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SOLD - $54,298 for 1st Edition Harry Potter

November 10, 2016

HOT - Harry Potter Typo Worth $26,000

August 24, 2016

SOLD - $56,000 for First Edition 'Peter Rabbit'

July 28, 2016

SOLD - $125,000 for Walt Whitman Book

June 14, 2016

SOLD - $2.7 million for Rare Shakespeare Book

May 26, 2016

COMING SOON - $2 Million Expected for 'Alice in Wonderland' Book

May 18, 2016

SOLD - $394,000 for Harry Potter Chair

April 6, 2016


SOLD - $9 Million for 'Nine' 16th Century Books

Source: Sotheby's - December 22, 2015

SOLD - $355,000 for Rare 19th Century Book

DEVON, UK - An 1876 Koran was expected to raise $2,300 at auction, it sold for $355,000 (£230,000) after a bidding war broke out. The book was sold by Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewoods Auctioneers.

Source: BBC - August 27, 2015


SOLD - $3 Million for Rare Gospel Book

LONDON, UK - The Gospels of Queen Theutberga, a rare 9th-century royal manuscript, has sold for $3 million (£1.9 million) at auction. The rare book was sold by Christie's

Source: Christie's (Image: Twitter) - July 15, 2015


SOLD - $87,500 for 1953 Playboy Magazine

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA - A 1953 Playboy magazine (first issue) with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, and signed by Hugh Hefner, sold for $87,500 at auction. The magazine was sold by Julien's.

Source: Julien's - June 19, 2015


SOLD - $970,000 for 8-Pages from Rare Bible

NEW YORK, USA - Eight pages from a rare Gutenberg Bible, the first major book printed in the West using movable type, sold for $970,000 at auction. The bible pages were sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - June 19, 2015


SOLD - $221,000 for 1845 Edgar Allen Poe Book

NEW YORK, USA - A rare Edgar Allen Poe book (1st edition), 'The Raven and Other Poems,' published by Wiley and Putnam in 1845, has sold for $221,000 at auction. The book was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - June 12, 2015


SOLD - $209,870 for Rare 1937 Hobbit Book

LONDON, UK - A rare 1937 (1st edition) copy of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien has sold for $209,870 (£137,000) at auction. The book was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - June 4, 2015


SOLD - $1 Million for Alan Turing's Notebook

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A notebook belonging to Alan Turing, a British mathematician credited with breaking German codes during WWII has sold for $1 million at auction. The book was sold through Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - April 13, 2015


Art Daily
SOLD - $539,000 for Antique Science Book

LONDON, UK - A rare first edition of Robert Boyle's 'The Sceptical Chymist' sold for $539,000 (£362,500) at auction . The book was sold through Bonhams.

Source: Art Daily - March 26, 2015


Vancouver Sun
SOLD - $191,000 for 1765 Bird Book

ONLINE - A rare Natural History of Birds, by Vanni, Lorenzi and Manetti (1765) has sold for $191,000. The book was sold online through Abe Books.

Source: Vancouver Sun - February 5, 2015


$15,300 for Rare 1939 'AA' Book on eBay

ONLINE - A rare first-edition, first-print, 1939 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) book with its original dust jacket intact, has sold for $15,300 in an eBay auction... Read More

Source: What Sells Best - January 28, 2015


The Daily Mail
Million Dollar Book Found in Library

SAINT-OMER, FRANCE - A rare William Shakespeare book has been discovered in a provincial library in France. Some believe the book may be worth millions.

Source: The Daily Mail - November 25, 2014


Bristol Post
Author JK Rowling's Autograph 4th Most Valuable

ONLINE ARTICLE - Author JK Rowling's autograph is considered to be the fourth most valuable in the world. The average price for the writer’s signed books is quoted at $3,100 (£1,950).

Source: Bristol Post - October 22, 2014


$21,211 for Rare 1953 James Bond Book on eBay

ONLINE - A rare vintage 1953 'James Bond' book. The first (English) edition of Casino Royal by Ian Flemming, has sold for $21,211. The book was sold on eBay.

Source: - September 25, 2014


Antiques Trade Gazett
$1.4 Million for Rare English Book

LONDON, UK - The first book printed in English, by an Englishman (William Caxton, 1473) has sold for $1.4 million (£900,000). The book was sold by Sotheby's Auctions.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - July 15, 2014


Paul Fraser Collectibles
$377,000 for Great Gatsby First Edition (New Record)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare first edition of 'The Great Gatsby' was sold by Sotheby's in New York for $377,000. The sale set a new World Record for the book.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - April 2, 2014


The Washington Post
$13.6 Million for Renaissance Prayer Book

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A Renaissance prayer book dated from the year 1505 has sold for $13.6 million. The 150-page book is illustrated with color drawings by leading masters of illumination.

Source: The Washington Post - January 30, 2014


Art Daily
Rare 1775 U.S. Manuscript Brings $912,500

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A rare 1775 Manuscript, which was a final plea for peace (from the Twelve U.S. Colonies to Great Britain) to avoid the Revolutionary War, has sold for $912,500.

Source: Art Daily - January 26, 2014


First Book Published in U.S. Fetches $14.2 Million

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A 1640 book of psalms known as the first book published in the U.S., has sold for a record-breaking $14.2 million. Only 10 other copies are known to exist.

Source: NPR - November 27, 2013


Antiques Trade Gazette
Book Found in Box May Fetch $162,000

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - A book discovered in a box during a valuation of a home's contents is a rare 18th century manuscript. It's expected to fetch $162,000 (£100,000).

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - September 23, 2013


Audubon Birds of America Fetches $11.5 Million

LONDON, UK - This rare edition of 'The Birds of America' was sold in London at Sotheby's for approximately $11.5 million, breaking all previous book sale records at the time.

Source: Wikipedia - December, 2010


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