Most Expensive Books in the World (Ranked)

The Gospels of Henry The Lion - $29.86 million (1100s)

3. The Gospels of Henry The Lion – $29.86 million (1100s)

Published in the late 1100s, the Gospels of Henry The Lion is an illuminated manuscript, which means an ancient book adorned with gold or silver. This book was so highly coveted by the bidder, that it sold for $11.7 million in 1983. Adjust the price for inflation, and it comes to an overwhelming $29.8 million today.

Apparently, King Henry the Lion holds a special significance in ancient Germany, and that’s why the German government and private German donors together pooled the funds to bring it home.
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