Books have value to me in many ways, least of all monetary but there is that too.
I don't really own any particular expensive books, especially when it comes to rare antiquity editions. That being said, I do have a small wishlist of books I dream of one day owning and perhaps I'll share those with you at a later date but today, for Trivia Tuesday, we're talking most expensive book. How much it was and what it is.
Now, if someone had of asked me, I would never have come close to these answers, even with limitless guesses.
According to my research, the most ever paid for a single volume was $49.4 million for Leonardo da Vinci's handwritten Codex Leicester and it was purchased by Bill Gates in 1994.
I personally, can't fathom that amount of money or what it would be like to hold a piece of history that incredible, let alone own it. I actually feel a little light headed just trying to picture it.
Yet another reason to envy Bill Gates, I suppose.