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The most expensive book to be auctioned

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Auction house Sotheby’s will organize an auction, where it will be possible not only to purchase valuable books, manuscripts and letters, but also the world’s most expensive book Birds of America.

All time most expensive book that has ever been sold in an auction Birds of America copy will be offered for purchase. It has been created by the ornithologist and artist John James Audubon, reports the newspaper The Telegraph. The book was bought in an auction in 2000 hitting a world record of 8.8 million dollars.

The book includes colorful illustrations depicting life-size birds living in North-America.

It is considered that there are 119 copies of the book left, 108 of which are located in libraries, museums and universities around the world.


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