Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Auction Report: Bonhams & Upcoming

- Bonhams London had a Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts sale yesterday. Full results are here. The high seller was a presentation copy of a first edition Wind in the Willows, which made a whopping £32,400. A sketchbook by Ellis Cornelia Knight, containing 37 watercolor drawings of the Mediterranean from 1800 made £30,000, and an illuminated book of hours made £27,600. An archive of English Civil War documents sold for £20,400. Coverage on the Grahame sale in The Guardian.

- I'll have a full preview of the 14 April Sotheby's sale of a "first selection" from the James S. Copley Library soon, but to tide you over there's press coverage today in the Boston Globe (with gallery) and the New York Times. This is going to be quite a sale (the first of several from the Copley Library).

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