Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Auction Report: Sotheby's

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.

1 comment:

Peter K Steinberg said...

Thanks for the Plath.