20 Iconic Books You Probably Own That Are Now Worth A LOT Of Money!A very expensive book, perhaps. I also picked and chose among the most expensive books I could find, and have highlighted what was most interesting—whether because of the book in question or the history behind it or lack thereof. Or, you know, today plus business days for shipping. Text in double columns, black letter English for preliminaries, Schwabacher for the text with roman for marginalia and disputed words , General title within woodcut border attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger, Separate titles within woodcut borders composed of eight blocks for parts two The seconde parte of the Olde Testament and four All the Prophetes in Englishe of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament, each with separate registers and foliation as well as for the Book of Job which has a drop title , woodcut illustrations made from 68 woodblocks derived from designs by Hans Sebald Beham which first appeared in a Bible printed at Frankfurt by Christian Egenolff, , woodcut and flourished gothic script initials; washed and pressed, [Maltese cross]1—6, TT5, and folding map as usual supplied in fine old facsimile by John Harris, minor marginal repairs to some leaves chiefly to lower right corners. Early twentieth-century crushed black morocco, spine in six compartments lettered gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, edges gilt; spine and board edges very lightly rubbed. From the collection of Dr.
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By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline. But some lucky readers will have even more of a reason to cherish the titles after they were named as some of the most valuable books of all-time. Matthew Haley, director and head of books and manuscripts at auction house Bonhams, also shared his advice for buyers looking to invest in rare books. The second most valuable book on the list is a first edition of The Hobbit by J. Rare finds: Look out for first editions, a full set of volumes, or titles that were manufactured as a one-off, as these tend to be the most valuable.
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Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard, of which only seven gem-covered, leather-bound editions were made. Sure, most of the books described below are still signed first-editions , but instead of something totally unaccessible like Shakespeare's Folio think more along the lines of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight or Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code. Sounds a lot more likely, right? According to Abe Books , if you were lucky enough to score any of these books between the years of and , you might just be in for a pretty decent payday. Check out 11 of the most collectible books of the decade below and then troll your own shelves or set your folks back home on a scavenger hunt through those dusty boxes of old books in their garage. You never know — being a lifelong bibliophile might literally pay off.
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