Austen on the Block ~ Auction Results!

Well, I have been immersed in the long 18th century these past several days [and will shortly post on the fabulous AGM in Portland in the next few days] – but while there, the October 28 Sotheby’s auction that I posted about last month, The Library of an English Bibliophile Part I, took place and here are the results

and the winner? Pride and Prejudice at £139,250! – whatever would Jane say?!

 

 
LOT 1

[AUSTEN, JANE.]
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY: A NOVEL… BY A LADY. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY C. ROWORTH AND PUBLISHED BY T. EGERTON, 1811

40,000—60,000 GBP
Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium:  49,250 GBPLOT 2

[AUSTEN, JANE.]
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A NOVEL. LONDON: G. SIDNEY FOR T. EGERTON, 1813

75,000—100,000 GBP
Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium:  139,250 GBP

LOT 3

[AUSTEN, JANE.]
EMMA: A NOVEL. LONDON: C. ROWORTH FOR JOHN MURRAY, 1816

20,000—30,000 GBP
Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium:  30,000 GBP

LOT 4

[AUSTEN, JANE.]
MANSFIELD PARK: A NOVEL. LONDON: FOR  J. MURRAY, 1816

1,500—2,000 GBP
Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium:  1,875 GBP

LOT 5

[AUSTEN, JANE.]
NORTHANGER ABBEY: AND PERSUASION…WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF THE AUTHOR. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1818

20,000—30,000 GBP
Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium:  43,250 GBP

 Further reading and other results in this auction at Sotheby’s website

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