World's most expensive book to be auctioned

275x250.jpgAn incredibly rare book is set to be sold auction in where it's thought it could go for as much as £6 million.

Birds of America by John James Audubon was dubbed at the world's most expensive book when a copy sold at a previous auction for the record breaking price of £5.7m.

Only 119 complete copies of the 19th-century book are know to exist and 108 of them are held by museums and libraries. And only 750 were ever printed.

As such the book - which contains 1,000 life-sized illustrations of hundreds of birds - is much prized by collectors who will pay a fortune to get hold of it.

Obviously when we say "get hold of it" we mean "keep it in a glass box and never touch it".
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