CICERO, Marcus Tullius. CAXTON, William. Here begynneth the prohemye upon the reducynge… [“Of Old Age” and “Of Friendship”]. Wesminster: William Caxton , 1481. $1,000,000 at Heritage Book Shop
I was searching for a fine vintage book to pay homage to Cicero, the one who’s wise words grace this blog’s banner — “A room without books is like a body without a soul” — and boy did I find one. This 1481 piece of vintage literature artwork lies in wait with a million dollar price tag. Hey, a girl can dream!
You can find the story behind this tome at the Heritage Book Shop. And if the fine goatskin cover with metal clasps doesn’t wow you, take a look inside at the beautifully ornate text gracing two of Cicero’s finest works:
Complex and ornate Flemish lettre batarde
If ownership is out of your price range (ahem), but you wish to read Cicero’s great philosophical works (admittedly I’m a fan), they are in the public domain and you may find many of them here.