How much is a Don Quixote book worth?

Don Quixote – The first edition last changed hands in 1989 for $1.5 million and is not very easy to hunt down these days. New translations of the book come out every 20 years or so.

What is the most rare book?

  • Ptolemy’s Geographia Cosmographia.
  • The Gutenberg Bible.
  • Bay Psalm Book.
  • The ABC with the Pater noster, Aue, Credo, and .
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
  • Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Tamerlane and Other Poems.

What is the most expensive book for sale?

The Birds of America by John James Audubon – $36,635 – This copy is number 150 of the 250 copies printed. A first edition sold at auction for $8.8 million in 2000 – a record for any book.

What is the most expensive 1st edition book?

One of the most brilliant bards of all time undoubtedly needed to appear in our list of most expensive books in the world: a first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (also sometimes known as the First Folio) sold for a whopping $9.978 million in a late 2020 auction.

How old does a book have to be to be considered antique?

As most antique collectors and aficionados are aware, items are typically considered to be “antiques” if they are aged 100 years or older. In the antique book world, the book’s age is very rarely the first priority when choosing a piece for one’s library.

What is considered a rare book?

Any book printed in a quantity of less than 500 is potentially rare.

What kind of books are collectible?

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell.
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

What type of books are collectible?

  • Poetry. Some entire categories of books have a greater chance of rarity.
  • Children’s Books. Children’s books are famously scarce simply because children aren’t the best library archivists!
  • Cookbooks.
  • Signed.
  • Ephemera.
  • Age.

What makes a collectible collectible?

A collectible refers to an item worth far more than it was initially sold for because of its rarity and/or popularity. The price for a particular collectible usually depends on how many of the same items are available and its overall condition.

How do I sell my old rare books?

  1. Sell The Rare Books Collectively Or Not?
  2. Antiquarian Booksellers Association Of America.
  4. Dog Eared Books.
  5. Bibliophile Bookbase.


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