Attic Capital Weekly Update – Rare Books

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$12.4 million in rare book sales from Christie’s New York Auction

This week over $12 million in rare books traded hands at Christie’s New York auction. A few notable sales included a French illuminated manuscript titled ‘The Parisian Book of Hours’ for $3.6 million.

Also sold was a first-edition book by Plato for $1 million, the highest price ever paid for a work by Plato.

Coming Soon to Rally – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1st Edition

Own a share in a 120-year-old iconic book. Fractional share platform Rally will offer a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, beginning on 4/28 at 12:00 pm ET.

The book will be offered at a valuation of $90,000. Published in 1900 by the George M. Hill Company, the condition is listed as “Exceptionally Fine.”

View other comparable listings of the 1st edition book here

A first edition copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle from 1493 sold for $437,000 at a Bonhams auction. The book was hand-colored and written over several years, originally published in Latin.

Inside the incredibly well-preserved book are illustrations depicting 15th-century life, including 29 large double-page views of cities, giving the reader an amazing detailed insight into past civilizations.

The book was estimated to sell between $200,000 and $300,000.