ATG Quirky: What well heeled book collectors bought this year.

by | Dec 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Jules Chéret [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jules Chéret [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Here is a list of this year’s top grossing book sales from Abebooks.

As the post says “you’ll be amazed at how much people spend!

Prices range from the 5 volume set Les Maîtres de L’Affiche (Masters of the Poster) coming in at $43,450 to a first edition of Harper Lee’s  To Kill a Mockingbird which fetched $9,000.

“Many of the most famous names in literature are found on our list, including Lewis Carroll, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Harper Lee, Salman Rushdie, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, William Wordsworth, and Voltaire.

As always, art features prominently, with books illustrated by the likes of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Two copies of David Bailey’s Box of Pin-ups – one of the quintessential photography books of the 1960s – are featured…”



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