Cornell Library in New York, houses rare manuscripts: 1 of the 5 copies of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address & the only one with both by a letter from Lincoln transmitting the manuscript and the original envelope; cuneiform tablets; medieval books and witchcraft trial records; pamphlets of the French Revolution; correspondence between Jefferson and Lafayette; Audubon's The Birds of America (the most expensive book in the world) and more
Most expensive book in the world... The Codex Leicester: $30.8 millions The Codex Leicester is a collection of largely scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci. The Codex was purchased in 1980 by wealthy industrialist, art collector, and philanthropist Armand Hammer from the Leicester estate, and renamed the “Codex Hammer”. In 1994 Bill Gates bought it at auction for $30.8 million, making it the most expensive book ever, and renamed it the Codex Leicester.
6 Very Strange, Very Expensive Watches - see more about this and the other watches featured in this selection of excerpts from Ariel's book at Business Insider "When Concord Watches released the C1 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon in 2008, many people believed it signalled what the future of high-end watchmaking would look like..." then see more about Ariel's book, "The World's Most Expensive Watches" here: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/worlds-most-expensive-watches-book-ariel-adams/
Need directions anyone ?.....One of the 10 Most Expensive Books in the World .. Geographia Cosmographia, Claudius Ptolemy — $4 million The world’s first printed atlas, and the world’s first book to make use of engraved illustrations, Ptolemy’s 1477 Cosmographia sold at Sotheby’s London in 2006 for £2,136,000, or almost $4 million at the time.