Most expensive books ever sold 2014

This statistic shows the most expensive books ever sold worldwide as of November 2014. In 1994, Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex Leicester' was sold for 49.4 million U.S. dollars, making it the most expensive book ever sold worldwide.

Most expensive books ever sold worldwide as of November 2014

Book title (year of sale)Price in million U.S. dollars
Codex Leicester Leonardo da Vinci (1994)49.4
The Gospels of Henry the Lion Order of St. Benedict (1983)28
Magna Carta (2007)24.5
St Cuthbert Gospel (2011)15.1
Bay Psalm Book (2013)14.5
The Rothschild Prayerbook (2014)13.9
Birds of America John James Audubon (2010)12.6
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer (1998)11.1
Copy of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and other key acts of the first Congress in 1789 (2012)10.2
Comedies, Histories & Tragedies (1623), The First Folio William Shakespeare (2001)8.2
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Source

Release date

November 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of November 5, 2014

Special properties

figures adjusted for inflation

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