Beautiful and eye-catching art books have always been in demand on AbeBooks. Collectors are willing to pay high prices for rare and signed works. Limited editions featuring Picasso, Joan Miro and Jeff Koons are all on the list of the 10 most expensive art books purchased from AbeBooks this year. Books This article is more than 14 years old. What they're worth: the top list in full =18) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (The Egoist Press, ) £20,+. In , the manuscript fell into the hands of art collector Armand Hammer. In , however, the journal was purchased by no other than Bill Gates himself, who paid 29 million Euros for it – making this manuscript the most expensive book ever sold. At 72 pages, this is arguably the briefest book sold in the millions too _____. Sold by Quintessential Rare Books, LLC at AbeBooks. From the seller: “First Editions, First Printings of both volumes in this (2) volume set. A wonderful copy of this true first edition bound in contemporary calf with red gilt-lettered spine labels. The bindings on both books are solid with minor wear to the spine and edges.
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Ap MoMA Is Now Selling Some of Its Rarest Art Books Online The books included the playful and the rare, with prices ranging from $25 to $2, Definitely the most expensive book ever written about fruit trees (featuring sixteen different varieties!), a copy of this lush, five volume set of illustrations and text sold for about $ Peter Harrington specialises in selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, library sets, maps and original artwork. Lovers of beautiful books adore Taschen. A publisher of art books, Taschen was created by Benedikt Taschen in in Cologne, Germany. It was originally centered on comics only, when the thenyear-old Taschen found himself with an enormous collection of new, rare and collectible comics, and decided to set up a shop to display and sell them.