Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling


A signed, deluxe first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came in at second place in September, going for $6,958.

You can also see the ten most expensive books sold in 2007.

1.Administration des Haras

Eugène Gayot

Atlas statistique de la production des chevaux en France; documents pour servir á l'histoire naturelle-agricole des Races chevalines du Pays.
This important and beautiful work pictures, chronicles and numbers the various breeds of horse in France in 1850.  It includes 27 hand-coloured engraved maps.

Sold for $7,000

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

JK Rowling

First deluxe edition signed by Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August 2004.

Sold for $6,958

3. Tibullus cum commentariis Cyllænii Veronensis
Tibullus, Catullus and Propertius

Published in 1500 this tome includes the collected works of three of the most fascinating Latin love poets.

Sold for $6,527

4. The Catalogue of the George Eumorfopoulos Collection

R.L. Hobson, Laurence Binyon and W. Perceval Yettes

An 11 volume set of limited edition and numbered books about Asian Pottery, Porcelain, frescoes, Paintings, and sculpture.

Sold for $6,555

5.Lo Purgatorio di Dante Alighieri Fiorentino

Dante

Published in 1904 and limited to 1 of 150 copies by Nella Stamperia di Ashendene. Illuminated in gold and initial letters, and chapter marks added by calligrapher Graily Hewitt and Woodcut illustrations by Charles Keates & W.H. Hooper.

Sold for $5,000

6. Kéraban-le-Têtu

Jules Verne

First illustrated edition published in 1883, inscribed by Verne and dated 1887.

Sold for $5,000

 

7. Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology
Michael Rieth

Ten volumes of the most up to date information about Nanoscience. Published 2006

Sold for $4,780

8.Voyage d’Italie, de Dalmatie, de Grèce, et du Levant, fait en 1675 & 1676

Jacob Spon and George Wheler

Published in 1678 over three volumes this is one of the first systematic and detailed descriptions of Greece and Asia Minor

Sold for $4,206

9. Songs of Central Australia

T.G.H. Strehlow

First edition copy published in 1971. One of only 1000 copies published.

Sold for $4,000

10.Bible Verve with illustrations

Mark Chagall

Vol VIII. No. 33&34. Scarce copy of Chagall’s illustrations for the Bible. Includes 16 color lithographs.

Sold for $3,916