New York – A fine first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection sold for $500,075, a world auction record for a presentation copy of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, at Bonhams Fine Books and
New York – On June 13, Bonhams sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts will be highlighted by a fine first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (estimate: $200,000-300,000).
Ian Ehling, Director Books and Manuscripts, comments: “This extraordinary presentation copy of
Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (Prinicipia for short) is a hallmark book in the history of science, "perhaps the greatest intellectual stride that it has ever been granted to any man to make," according to Einstein. And as such it has long been one of those book collecting 'high spots' that can run to six and seven figures, depending upon
A specially printed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest inscribed by Oscar Wilde to Major James Nelson, the Governor of Reading Gaol during the writer’s term of imprisonment there sold for £55,000 at Bonhams Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in London on June 18. It had been estimated at £40,000 - 60,000
The copy, numbered 13 out of a presentation edition of 100, is
Evelyn Waugh’s annotated proof copy of a special limited edition of his 1932 novel Black Mischief, including an original hand drawn illustration by the author, is to be sold at Bonhams sale of Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs in London on 19 March.
Estimated at £8,000-10,000, it is part of a fine collection of