Thursday, June 11, 2009

Auction Report: Bonhams

There was a Fine Books and Manuscripts sale at Bonhams New York yesterday. Full results are here. Highlights, as expected, were the first edition/first printing The Great Gatsby, which sold for $182,000; the first edition Purchas his Pilgrimes ($36,600); and the Mercator-Hondius atlas ($33,550). A Salvador Dali manuscript also made $33,550. A first American edition of Moby-Dick sold for $30,500.