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Greece Travel Book Tops "Most Expensive Book Sales" List

By December 5, 2012

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No, it's not a first edition Lonely Planet or Rough Guide, so leave those on your shelf. Abe.com, a seller of books both rare and common, included the $25,000+ sale of a copy of Marie Gabriel August Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce", an extensively illustrated work in three volumes published between 1782 to 1822. It's an extraordinary early travel account and so impressed Choiseul-Gouffier's readers that the he was later appointed Ambassador to Constantinople on the strength of this work. While I personally think that money might have been more enjoyably spent on a modern trip to Greece, I love books and I'm always glad to see Greece well-valued.

Abe.com: November's Most Expensive Sales: Roses, Palaces, and a Trip to Greece

Some much less pricy choices on Greece travel guides: Books on Greece
You can also see much of the book for free on Google Books: Choiseul-Gouffier's Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce

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