Thursday, June 24, 2010

Auction Report: Recent Highlights

I've gotten behind in auction results again, somehow - just can't quite keep up with them these days! A list of forthcoming sales to follow shortly.

- 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.

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