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Dubliners by James Joyce - $423,664 (1st Edition)

20. Dubliners by James Joyce – $423,664 (1st Edition)

Published in 1914 by the celebrated Irish author James Joyce, the Dubliners describes the everyday lives of the Irish middle class, possibly inspired by his life and times.

Remarkably, there are only three known copies of the book’s first edition is still available. All three have been personally inscribed by the author himself. This rare, red goatskin-bound copy is priced at an eye-popping $423,664.

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