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The Most Expensive Book Sales in May


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Our most expensive book sales in May tell a fascinating story. The British Empire still stretched around the world during the Edwardian era. The British traveled and imposed their colonial ways, but a few were also taking photographs.

John Claude White was part of a military expedition to Tibet in 1904 and his pioneering photographs detailed the culture and landscapes of the Himalayas. Last month, a book of his photography sold for $28,000 on AbeBooks and topped our most expensive sales.

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