Thursday, July 15, 2010

Auction Report: Sotheby's

The English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations sale at Sotheby's London today made £771,788. Full results are here.

Today's top seller was a first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, which made £61,250. Next highest was a signed E.H. Shepard drawing from Winnie the Pooh, which sold for £55,250.

The major lot, one of two known copies of the first print appearance of "A Study in Scarlet," inscribed by Conan Doyle (est. £250,000-400,000) did not sell.

Also at Sotheby's London today, the Books for Cooks sale made £396,833.

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