Some of the prices realized at today's Bonham's New York Fine Books and Manuscripts sale (including premiums):
- John Adams' copy of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations went for $36,000; a 1785 J.A. letter also rated a high price, selling for $33,000. The John Quincy Adams letter didn't do quite as well; it went for $600.
- the Franklin & Ross Arctic expedition manuscript diary made $10,200.
- a first edition of William Bligh's account of the Bounty mutiny sold for $13,200.
- an original Charles Schulz Sunday "Peanuts" comic strip fetched $39,000.
- David Roberts' The Holy Land beat the estimates, making $51,000.
- the collection of 34 Thomas Bewick wood blocks sold for $4,800.
- the first edition of Adam Smith's Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations went for $78,000, as did the manuscript draft page from Darwin's Descent of Man.