Friday, November 28, 2008

Most Expensive Book in the World

Already looking for that perfect Christmas gift for 2009? Supercollide is here to help.

The recently published book "Una Dotta Mano" (The Learned Hand) is certain to impress your loved ones. However, you might want to order your copy well in advance and save some cash during the next year. Each book takes 6 months to make and costs over $100,000.

The front cover of the velvet bound book is made of white marble from Michelangelo's favorite quarry in the city of Carrara, Italy (the book weighs nearly 62 lbs). Inside you will find magnificent photographs of Michelangelo's drawings and sculptures.

You can preview your purchase by visiting the New York Public Library where the book will be showcased starting on December 2.