In November, AbeBooks sold a first edition, three-volume copy of Das Kapital for a whopping $51,739. We’ve listed the top five most expensive November sales at AbeBooks below; follow this link to read the rest of the complete list.
Here’s more from the bookseller: “If he were alive today Karl Heinrich Marx would probably have something to say after learning that AbeBooks had sold a very rare copy of Das Kapital, in three volumes, for $51,739 … Marx argued that working men and women were exploited, and many of the theories explored in his writing were adopted by labor movements. Of course, the book’s biggest impact came in Russia where the Tsarist regime censored it.”
1. Das Kapital by Karl Marx – $51,739
2. Complete Set of 10 issues of Aspen Magazine – $22,915
3. Raccolta di Statue Antiche e Moderne data in luce sotto i Gloriosi Auspicj della Santità di N.S. Papa Clemente XI by De Rossi Domenico – $9,556
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss – $9,482
5. Walden: Or, Life in the Woods by Henry D. Thoreau – $7,950