Top Expensive Books Known In History
By and large, irrespective of your reading preferences, whether you are the kind who loves reading books online or the avid of the traditional printed pages, the one thing that remains a fact is that the books industry is one that is not showing any signs of waning any time soon, in fact only proving to be all the more healthier going forward. Looking at the industry forecasts that actually show that this is one industry that is showing signs of hitting sales volumes as high as $123 billion in sales by the year 2020, you see the fact that the above affirmation on the health of the industry is one that cannot be gainsaid as a matter of fact.
Now if for one single moment you thought you were paying so much for books, then the challenge is thrown for you to think again. Get the following as a highlight of some of the most expensive books ever known in the world of printed pages and actually purchased by some of those who sure appreciate the value there is in the printed page.
Talking of some of these most expensive books, one that we come across first is the title, Codex Leicester. The book, Codex Leicester is one that was written and authored by Leonardo da Vinci and it is actually priced at values as high as $30.8 million. If at all you are wondering what it is in the book that makes it such a pricey and high valued piece of literary work, then consider first the fact that this is one piece that was actually handwritten by da Vinci himself and as such is known to be one of the most sought pieces of historical documents of a personal kind that you can ever come across. Some of the areas covered in the book include such as information on fossils, the theories on astrology and some idealistic reflections. Considering such richness in its content, it is as such a fact that when it comes to this book you sure will not be held back for its purchase for the price you would have to pay for it, even at an auction price or sale. The one person who chose to walk away with this book is world known philanthropist and brain behind Microsoft, Bill Gates and as a matter of fact, this has quite inspired for some of the productions hes had.
One other book worth mentioning in this series is First Folio by William Shakespeare. The book is one that has actually cost more than $6 million for purchase. Even though we acknowledge the fact that there are copies of the book that you can get online from Amazon or Just Kindle Books for instance, the fact is that there is an original version of the book that actually sold at an auction at over 6 million dollars.