Saturday, April 06, 2013

Auction Recap: March

- On 11 March, ALDE sold the Bibliothèque du Chateau de La Plagne, in 331 lots. Results are here.

- PBA Galleries sold Fine Literature, Children's Books, &c. on 14 March, in 621 lots (results). The Hemingway family photo album sold for $10,800. The first printing of Tender is the Night with later jacket didn't sell.

- Bloomsbury held a Bibliophile sale on 14 March, in 579 lots. Results are here.

- Bonhams sold Books, Maps, Manuscripts & Historical Photographs on 19 March, in 235 lots; results here. A very neat collection of albumen prints by early photographer Lady Clementina Hawarden sold for £115,250. A magnificently-bound manuscript recipe book from the library of the first Earl of Yarmouth fetched £42,050.

- Also at Bonhams on 20 March was the The Xi'an Incident: The Papers of Hyland "Bud" Lyon sale, in just eight lots. With premiums the lots brought in a total of $2,710,125.

- The Christie's London sale of The Library of a Spanish Bibliophile on 20 March brought in £624,775, with a first edition of Juan de Arfe's Quilatador de la plata, oro y piedras selling for £40,000.

- Bloomsbury sold Travel, Topographical, Sporting and Natural History Books, Maps, Prints and Photographs on 21 March, in 366 lots. Results here.

- Results for PBA's sale of Rare Americana and African American History on 28 March are here. A broadside lithograph for the Overland Mail Company fetched $18,000, and a single volume from the first octavo edition of Audubon's Birds sold for $12,000.

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