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Top 6 Most Expensive Books

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The Rothschild Prayer book ($13.9 mil, 2014)

The Rothschild Prayer book ($13.9 mil, 2014)Also known as the Rothschild Hour, the Rothschild Prayerbook is an important Flemish illuminated manuscript book of hours. It has 254 folios, with a page size of 228 x 160mm. The book contains the work of several leading miniaturists of the final flowering of Ghent-Bruges school of Flemish illumination.

Since its sale in 1999, it held a world record price in 2014 at Christie’s New York where it was being auctioned, it was bought at a price of US$ 13.9million by Australian businessman Kerry Stokes.

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