07/08/2010 07:38 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

14 Incredible First Editions That Sold Big At Auction (PHOTOS)

Encountering a first edition copy of an important book can be a magical experience. First editions of very old texts can also be extremely important historical documents, revealing more about the author than we would be able to know otherwise. So it's no surprise that the following rare books sold for some extraordinary sums at auction. Check out some of these amazing volumes, and don't miss our feature on the craziest author memorabilia sold at auction.

Rare Books At Auction