Thursday, February 07, 2013

AbeBooks: Most Expensive Sales in January 2013

First edition, first printing of Dune by Frank HerbertAbeBooks: Most Expensive Sales in January 2013: In the realm of science fiction, few books carry as much significance as Frank Herbert’s Dune series. With more than a dozen books and short stories written by two generations of Herberts, the Dune universe is deeply interwoven into science fiction culture.  Signed first editions of the book that started it all are treasured by collectors of science fiction and modern firsts. The $15,000 copy that sold last month was the third copy of Dune to be sold by AbeBooks priced over $5,000.

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