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The Top 10 Most Expensive Rare Books Sold On AbeBooks This Month (PHOTOS)

Posted: 08/05/10 07:15 AM ET

Rare books: it's a growing market and we sell a lot of them. At the start of each month, we at AbeBooks.com review the most expensive sales from the previous month. Here are the top 10 from July. Find out what big-spending collectors are purchasing through the online marketplace. Always diverse, the list reflects what is treasured in the rare book world and will typically feature some of literature's most famous names alongside obscure authors and titles.

"The Three Musketeers," Alexandre Dumas - $7,048
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This is the first English translation of Dumas’ classic, published in 1846 in London and bound in leather. The French novelist (1802-1870) remains highly read and highly collectible. This particular translation is scarce. Most collectible editions of Dumas’ work are already in the hands of collectors or institutions. Les Trois Mousquetaires was first published in 1844 in serial format in a magazine called Le Siècle.
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