Sotheby's London sold English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations today (full results here). Highlights:
- An archive of the personal and official papers of Sir Harford Jones, East India Company factor at Basra, resident at Baghdad, and minister to Persia (1783-1811). More than 3,100 items. Sold for £217,250.
- A first edition of Darwin's Origin of Species (1859) made £67,250.
- A presentation copy of Plath's Colossus (1960) fetched £17,500.
The sale total was £904,775.