Thursday, April 07, 2011

Auction Report: Swann & Christies

Swann sold Printed and Manuscript Americana on 31 March, in 362 lots. Full results are available here. The archive of 16 documents by and related to Jonathan Edwards was the top seller, at $50,400.

At the Christie's London Travel, Science and Natural History sale on 6 April, 176 of 213 lots sold, for a total of £772,425. The top seller was a pair of 1820s library globes, which made £37,250. The ~1690 French microscope fetched £16,250. Among the books, Jacques Le Hay's work on Turkish dress was hammered down at £18,750; Maarten Houttuyn's 1791-95 treatise on woods made £8,125; and Lyell's Principles of Geology sold for £6,000.