priceless rare books

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Laurent Ferri, Curator of the pre-1800 Collections Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, at Cornell University. RBD: Within the scope of your definition of a book [“a closed/bound container of ideas and symbols which reflects and supports the intentions and worldview of its “author(s)”], what are some […]

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Northanger Abbey and Persuasion are the last two out of six of Jane Austen’s published works. They were published after her death in 1817. There are a few rare copies of these books available, which carry a high price despite less interest than her earlier works. Jane Austen perished on July 18th 1817 at the […]

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Rare religious books have high value not only in a monetary sense, but in a sentimental way as well. Their sentimental value increases even more if they have come from the holy land, or perhaps the country of the family’s ancestors. In our rare religious books article, the value of several rare books that were sold over the past years were listed in […]

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