Successful Auction of Travel & Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on March 30, 2021
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NEW YORK, NY – The March 30, 2021 auction of Travel & Sporting Books saw spirited bidding in the latest in a series of sales of property from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson. The sale totaled an exceptional $79,216, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $30,860-47,755, with a remarkable 96% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a sketchbook and commonplace book of the artist William Prinsep in use 1811-1817, with several designs drawn by his friend Charles D’Oyly. Determined bidders sent the sketchbook soaring past its estimate of $2,000-3,000 to achieve a stunning $10,080.
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