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AbeBooks Most Expensive Sales January 2010


African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt It has seemed exceedingly busy here the past week or so and in all the bustle I forgot to update you on our January most expensive list. It’s quite interesting considering that following J.D Salinger’s death on 27 January, AbeBooks witnessed a surge in sales of The Catcher in the Rye and his writing in general. Two of Salinger’s books appear on our first most expensive sales list of 2010 and, of course, one of them is The Catcher in the Rye.

The list is diverse as always. British artist George Stubbs (1724-1806), who is best known for his paintings of horses, showed up with his book of equine anatomical drawings of the beasts and Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th US president, makes the list with African Game Trails, a tome which represents the hunting section of his very full life.

J.K. Rowling might have been superseded by Stephenie Meyer and Stieg Larsson (1954-2004), on the bestseller lists but the sale of a set of original sketches by her shows interest remains strong in the Harry Potter creator. Sadly, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) does not appear often on our most expensive sale lists – Linda Tressel, his experiment in the importance of literary reputation is a welcome addition. Athanasius Kircher, one of the great scholars of the 17th century, is likely to always be in demand.

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