On the Block! ~ Austen at Auction ~ Sotheby’s June 17, 2011 ~ P&P $35,000!

UPDATE:  Results in red = Hammer price with Buyer’s Premium.

The results of today’s New York  Sotheby’s Sale No. NO8755: Fine Books and Manuscripts are in:  note the unsold items!



Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. London: T. Egerton, 1813
 SOLD for $35,000.  [estimate: 25,000—35,000 USD]

 LOT 50

Sense and Sensibility. London: Printed for the Author and published by T. Egerton, 1811  SOLD for $28,125.   [ est: 15,000—25,000 USD]

LOT 51

Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. London: T. Egerton, 1813
SOLD for $20,000.  [est: 10,000—15,000 USD]

 LOT 52

Mansfield Park.London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1814
SOLD for $5,625.  [ est: 6,000—8,000 USD]

 LOT 53

Emma: A Novel. London: Printed for John Murray, 1816
 UNSOLD [high bid $7,500] [est. 10,000—15,000 USD]

LOT 54

Northanger Abbey: and Persuasion. London, John Murray, 1818
 UNSOLD [high bid $4,250]  [est.  6,000—8,000 USD]


The Brontes fared well today:  there were two lots of books by all three : Lot 55 sold for $80,500 [Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey]; Lot 56 sold for $33,750. [leather bound 1st editions of Emily, Charlotte and Anne, 17 volumes total]. 

Visit the Sotheby’s website for more details: browse the online catalogue here.

[Images and description text from the Sotheby’s catalogue]

Copyright @2011 by Deb Barnum, of Jane Austen in Vermont 

Anne Bronte ~ January 17, 1820

I refer you to my Bygone Books Blog which celebrates today the birthday of Anne Bronte [1820-1849], author of Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.