The most expensive manuscript ever


WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE MANUSCRIPT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

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The word “Casanova” conjures up images of men who like to play the field, and have several different lovers at one time. This of course, is because the famous Giacomo Casanova had countless lovers in his lifetime. And if that’s not enough to shock you, then maybe knowing that at least one of those lovers was a nun will. In addition to this, several of Casanova’s lovers were also other men.

Casanova worked as the librarian for Count Waldstein in the Castle of Dux, Bohemia, from 1789 to 1798. It was during this time that he decided to pen his memories so that they could last far beyond his lifetime. The book is called Histoire de me vieł or History of My Life. Inside, readers will find detailed accounts of Casanova’s relationship with over 100 of these lovers. While this may seem like a trashy romance all balled up into one, there’s great interest in Casanova’s life, especially since the public has only had access to bits and pieces of it until this time.

The manuscript contains 3,700 pages and was originally held by the Brockhaus family in 1820. The Brockhaus family even managed to keep the manuscript in one piece throughout the bombing of Leipzig after World War II. It was just after the war that the manuscript was smuggled out of Germany on an American military truck but it wasn’t until fifteen years later that the manuscript was published.

In early 2010, the French National Library wanted the original manuscript so badly that they paid 7 million francs for it. That’s more than 9.4 million American dollars! This of course, makes it the most expensive written manuscript in the world!



The world's most expensive manuscript ever

The most expensive manuscript ever