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Top 12 Insanely Expensive Books

By Chaunton May 28, 2013

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica: 16th century, $1.5 million

You ever pick up a modern anatomy book? There's some pretty gnarly stuff in there. Now imagine that book minus half a millennium of scientific understanding, plus the creepy precision of renaissance etchings, and you have got yourself a pretty messed-up tome. Not enough squick for you? Well, Brown University's copy of this book is bound in human skin!

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