Most Expensive Sales for 2010

With nothing in the top ten under $14,000, it was a good year for AbeBooks. ABE has posted its 'Most Expensive Sales' list, with an Islamic manuscript at the top and political commentary at the bottom. Goodies in between include a facsimile Book of Kells and the super deluxe 1979 Arion Press edition of Moby-Dick (pictured here), with engravings by Barry Moser. The list is then broken down into different categories -- children's, art, modern firsts, ephemera, etc.

The top 30 signed books list is also available, with Franzen's Freedom in the no. 1 spot.