Quick Answer: What Is The Most Expensive Book In America?

What is the most sought after book?

Dust off those boxes, cross your fingers and pray you have one of these.The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.More items….

What is the oldest book ever written?

The Epic of GilgameshThe Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest known piece of literature in the world. Written in 2100 BCE it predates Homer’s Iliad by 1500 years.

How can you tell if book is first edition?

The publisher may actually state the words ‘first edition’ or ‘first printing’ on the copyright page. Another common method of identification is the number line – that’s a line of numbers on the copyright page. Usually, if a one is present in the line then it’s a first edition.

Who owns the most expensive book in the world?

It could be a record-breaking afternoon in the book world. Today, Christie’s New York will auction off a copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, which already holds the title of most valuable printed book in the world, having sold for about $11.5 million in 2010.

Is buying books a waste of money?

Books are never a waste of money! Its obviously something that brings you joy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to reduce your soending. Iused to do exactly the same thing, when I was a teenager over half of my check went to buying books. When you read a book every 1 – 2 days that adds up!

How do I know if my book is worth money?

The easiest way to know how much your copy of a book is worth on the open market is to check on how much similar copies are currently being offered for. Fill out this form with enough information to get a list of comparable copies.

What books are worth the most money?

20 Iconic Books You Probably Own That Are Now Worth A LOT Of Money!Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997), J.K. Rowling.The Cat in the Hat (1957) Dr. … The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), Arthur Conan Doyle.The Bible (1600 – 1630)The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894-1895) Rudyard Kipling:More items…

What is the rarest Bible?

Gutenberg BibleAsk a group of bibliophiles to identify the rarest of all rare books, and a majority probably would cite the Gutenberg Bible of 1456, the first book ever printed.

Are first edition books worth more?

First editions are sought-after by book collectors and a first edition is usually more valuable than a later printing. A first edition signed by the author will have even greater value. Scarcity influences value.

Which is the longest book in the world?

A la recherche du temps perduA la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust contains an estimated 9,609,000 characters (each letter counts as one character. Spaces are also counted, as one character each). The title translates to “Remembrance of Things Past”.

How do I know if my Harry Potter book is worth money?

Hi George, First editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets usually have the Smarties sticker/logo on the front, so that should be fine. The date of copyright should be 1998, the publisher Bloomsbury, and the number line counting down to 1, and only hardback copies of this book have collectible value.

How much are 1st edition Harry Potter books worth?

“Prices for first edition first printings go up to around $6,500 with a fair selection between $4,000 and $5,000 – many signed by the author – although cheaper copies can be found.”