- Bonhams New York sold Books and Manuscripts yesterday, in 519 lots. The big steal of the sale (as Rebecca has noted) had to be a copy of Dard Hunter's Papermaking by Hand in America in a beautiful binding, which was estimated at $5,000-8,000 and made a surprisingly low $874.
The big seller at Bonhams was Robert John Thornton's New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus Comprehending... the Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature (1799-1807), which made $85,400.
Another expected top seller, a first edition Book of Mormon, did not sell.
- Bloomsbury New York sold Travel Books, Autographs, and Literature yesterday, in 581 lots. The results have not yet been posted on the website.