Which Is THe Most Expensive Book You Have Purchased So Far ?

@AKRao24 (18068)
India
October 19, 2008 10:44pm CST
Normally I don't look at the price of a bok if I feel that the book is really good one! I have purchased many a books which are above Rs.500/- .Few books are even ostlier thaan that. Here I am nt referring to the Technical or Text Books.The last Bok I purchased and I think it is the costliest one I purchased so far was 'Indian Snakes' which costed me about 2800/-. Since this book was not funded by any one the work involved was too much the authour requested for the support in the initialpublished books so that the subsequent editions can be brought out at affordable rates to general public. Since the book is of very interesting one and informative one I procured it! Speaking about the cost factor I have Purchased a set of World Book Encylopaedia compraising 30 volumes and two Dictionaries for Rs 21,000/- some 15 years back! I got this set in easy EMI.It is a treasure! But then with todays internet and Encyclopaedia CDs and DVds I feel such books have lost their importance in common man's life! I agree to this point that today I hardly refer thosebooks for a piece of information, instead I prefer to surf on net or on Digital encylopaedias. Which is the most expensive bookpurchased by yopu so far and how much you paid for it ? Please respond! Thanks!
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@patgalca (14378)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Oct 08
I don't usually spend a lot of money on books. I would rather get them on sale at bargain prices, or second hand, or just borrow from the library. But I purchased a hard cover biography recently for $40. I would NEVER spend that much money on a book except that my father is mentioned several times in this book, even his picture appears a couple of time. The author autographed it personally to me. That book is priceless to me. But normally I wouldn't spend that much money on a book. Even $25 is a bit much for me. I always look for discounts or second hand.
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@AKRao24 (18068)
• India
20 Oct 08
Wow! I am really delighted to meet a person like you on Mylot! I am feeling myself lucky to have interaction with you ! Would you kindly give the details about the biography and some details of your father whose mention is there in that book along with photographs! Yes! This is not a book for you but a priceless asset, for you and the next generations to come! Wonderful to have met you! Kindly respond ! Awaiting for the details ! Thanks!
@patgalca (14378)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Oct 08
The book is called "Elmer Iseler Choral Visionary" by Walter Pitman (Dundurn Press). The late Elmer Iseler was my father's best friend. My father encouraged him to start the choir (originally the Festival Singers, now the Elmer Iseler Singers). My father, who passed away in 2006, was in the music business all his life starting with playing in the Canadian Air Force band, and then as a salesman for Gordon V. Thompson music publishers. He eventually became president. Though the story is about Elmer, my father played a very important role in his life. Currently the Elmer Iseler Singers perform fundraising concerts for Get Music!, a program where the members of the choir go into schools and teach teachers how to teach music. This was my father's inspiration so all concerts are in my father's memory. I've bragged enough. Thanks for your interest.
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@AKRao24 (18068)
• India
27 Oct 08
Quite interesting! No you have not bragged ! You should be proud of your father ! His contributions to the Society has been written in golden letters by including his name in the Biography! Thanks dear friend!