Past Auction

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 10am EDT |
New York
  • Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17, 2019
  • First Edition of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in Period Binding Realizes $50,000
  • First Octavo Edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America Sells for $43,750

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s Rare Books, Autographs & Maps auction on April 17, 2019 showcased Americana; important English, American, and European literature of all periods; travel and sporting books; and illustrated volumes including atlases and color plate books. A wide selection first edition novels and rare manuscripts highlighted the sale, chief among them were first editions of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, along with works by Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and J.D. Salinger. An opulent Japanese manuscript, circa 1750, illustrating the Heike Monogatari achieved $11,250, many times its estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

Animated bidding drove strong prices across all categories, with an impressive 89% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.


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  • Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
  • Estate of Elizabeth and Donald Ebel
  • Estate of Frances "Peggy" Brooks
  • Estate of George Labalme, Jr.
  • Estate of Marian Clark Adolphson, CT
  • Estate of Peter Mayer
  • Estate of Robin Gottlieb
  • Estate of Suzanne Schrag
  • Property of a Gentleman
  • Property of a Maine Collector
  • Property of a New York Collector
  • Property of a Palm Beach Collector
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The Estate of Elizabeth H. Fuller

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