The Most Expensive Book in the World: Codex Leicester

Mihai | 6:27 PM | 0 comments


Price Tag: $30.80 mil. in 1994

The Codex Leicester is the most expensive book in the world ever sold. Was bought by Bill Gates at auction in 1994. Written between 1506 and 1510, the Codex Leicester provide the minds of great Renaissance artists, scientists, and thinkers, Leonardo da Vinci.


Codex is named by Thomas Coke, later first Earl of Leicester, purchased in 1717. Physically, the Codex takes the form of 18 sheets of paper, each folded in half and written on both sides, forming a complete 72-page document.




Bill Gates, the current owner of the most expensive book in the world.

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