Posted on August 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
If you've ever wanted to own rare predecessors of the modern paperback, now's your chance. Sort of.
The Guardian reports that a private collector's rare-book library is headed to auction this year, and it's expected to bring in over $25 million for the 1,300-plus items in it.
Of those, about 1,000 books are small-format books from Venetian publisher Aldine Press, printed between the 1490s and 1590s.
Those alone could sell for over $10 million.
Read more about T. Kimball Brooker's 16th-century Renaissance texts in the Guardian.
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