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 that totaled a stunning $112,500. Also selling exceptionally strongly was a first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America that achieved $43,750. Animated bidding drove strong prices across all categories, with an impressive 89% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.
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