Monday, June 21, 2010

Auction Report: Sotheby's

The Sotheby's New York Books and Manuscripts sale, held 18 June, brought in $2,350,314. Full results are here. The expected top seller was John Lennon's manuscript of "A Day in the Life" (1967), which did even better than expected, making $1,202,500. The next priciest lot was a collection of about forty Magritte letters and postcards, which sold for $218,500. A copy of Petrus Scriverius' Principes Hollandiae (1650) made $116,500.

The 1591 first edition in English of Orlando Furioso (est. $100,000-150,000) did not sell.

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