"The production of limited-edition photography books has provided a lucrative trade for art book publishers, even in a recession. As glossily packaged collector's items, coffee-table tomes can fetch up to six-figure sums. But are they artworks in their own right? We take a look at some of the most expensive photobooks of all time"
A portrait of British model Jean Shrimpton is one of the 36 halftone prints that make up David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups (1965), a photobook that now sells for between £3,000 and £6,000
Andreas Gursky's 99 cents (1999), a chromogenic color print, which held the record in 2007 for the highest price paid at auction for a single image when it sold for £1.7m at Sotheby's