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    Anyone have a spare $30k?

    From Taschen (maker of fine art books):

    https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/cat...rt_edition.htm
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    That certainly is impressive. Gotta admire the balls-out spirit of presentation!

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    You can get the numbered version for slightly less
    https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/cat...ts.ferrari.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDuke View Post
    You can get the numbered version for slightly less
    https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/cat...ts.ferrari.htm
    I saw that - a bargain at a measly $6k.

    This book had me wondering: what is the most expensive initial sale price (not secondary market) for a collectible book? I think the most I'd heard of prior to the Taschen Ferrari was PS Publishing's lettered Carrie ($4k), but then, I don't actually buy these things, so I'm sure someone here is aware of something still more expensive.
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    A future Suntup publication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    A future Suntup publication.
    ...and just like that, another post storm is born.
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    Collectors of books aren't the likely target market for this one.
    I trade/collect lettered
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    Moorcock Elric Deluxe
    Bradbury Martian Chronicles
    Jack Vance Dying Earth
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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    What makes a $525 book worth $4,000? I guess the same thing that makes this $30,000 book desirable to a Ferrari owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Cody View Post
    What makes a $525 book worth $4,000? I guess the same thing that makes this $30,000 book desirable to a Ferrari owner.
    I think that's exactly it. You have the money and it fits in your collection... I agree with ValHallAwaits, this is not made for us book collectors. This is made for Ferrari owners, and crazy rich people who like a show piece.

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