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The most expensive books and manuscripts in history

Espresso Logo By Alan Jones of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: In 1978, one of only 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the first large printed book, was sold to a library in Germany for over US$2 million, making history as the first book or manuscript to sell for over $1 million. Today, however, that sale doesn’t even make the top 20. Here are the most expensive books and manuscripts in history.

The most expensive books and manuscripts in history

In 1978, one of only 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the first large printed book, was sold to a library in Germany for over US$2 million, making history as the first book or manuscript to sell for over $1 million. Today, however, that sale doesn’t even make the top 20. Here are the most expensive books and manuscripts in history.

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