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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What is the Most Expensive Book in the World?


Paying £4,621,500 ($7.53 million U.S.) for a first edition of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, American-born billionaire Sir Paul Getty now owns his life's dream. Christie's sold the red-leather-bound classic to Getty's representative from a London book dealer July 8. The volume's record price exceeded the previous high of $5.3 million paid at auction in 1987 for a 1455 Gutenberg Bible.

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