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What does a rare ornithology book have in common with a first edition of The Hobbit? They are one of our most expensive sales at AbeBooks. Browse the archives of our most expensive sales featuring old books, rare manuscripts and stunning art and collectibles.

11 July, 2022
Welcome to AbeBooks' most expensive sales of April, May and June 2022. Our list of rare and collectable items sold during this period includes rare books about architecture, stock trading, cocktails and the Sistine Chapel. We also sold a book about book burning with a fire-resistant binding.
07 April, 2022
Our list of rare and collectable items includes J.M. Barrie's famous fictional island, a study of Egyptian tarot, several iconic 20th century first editions and books that span the globe.
03 November, 2021
Discover AbeBooks' most expensive sales in 2021. This list includes a rare illustrated book from the Wild West containing a grim reminder that crime doesn’t pay, an autograph letter from a German author whose writing inspired one of the great ballets, and life advice from Yoko Ono.