What if you had unlimited funds? A swimming pool filled with champagne? Pillows stuffed with genuine dodo down? What if you won the lottery, or an eccentric, distant and obscenely wealthy relative left you everything?
Well, for the book-lovers, AbeBooks is offering a chance to own 10 priceless and rare books including “An Atlas of England and Wales” from Christopher Saxton dated back to 1574, leading with a price tag of $750,000. The atlas was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I. Each map bears the Royal Arms as a symbol of her supervision and endorsement.
Any other treasure that you would add to your bookshelf? If you answered “Ptolemy’s first Atlas printed in Germany, from 10 years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” (Cosmographia, pictured above), you’d be in for a bargain, at a cool $1,800,000.
AbeBooks treasure includes other priceless books from different genre including: On the Origin of Species from the Father of Evolution, Charles Darwin for 179,000, for the more frugal millionaire: Lord Jim from Joseph Conrad priced at $98,000, Emma from Jane Austen for $529,000. For complete listing check-out AbeBooks.