Austen on the Block! ~ Results of Today’s Christie’s Auction

June 13, 2012: the results are in on today’s Christie’s auction I posted about last month – the sale of a first edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Persuasion:

Lot 169. AUSTEN, Jane (1775-1817). Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. With a Biographical Notice of the Author [by Henry Austen]. London: C. Rowarth [vols I-II], and T. Davison [vols III- IV] for John Murray, 1818 [but ca. 20 December 1817].

Hammer price: £5,625 ($8,696)
Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,730 – $12,368)

There were a number of other items of interest under the hammer today – you can review the results here at the Christie’s website.

There were three Humphry Repton titles  – this one took the highest prize:

Lot 118. REPTON, Humphry (1752-1818). Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening. London: W. Bulmer and Co., for J. & J. Boydell, [1795].

Hammer price: £17,500  ($27,055)
Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($12,368 – $18552)

[Images from the Christie’s website]

@2012 Jane Austen in Vermont

4 thoughts on “Austen on the Block! ~ Results of Today’s Christie’s Auction

  1. What I want to know about is The Ring! Had I a purse the size of the Chawton Great House, it would be Mine. I wonder who’ll get it, and if it will be on display for us to look at. And it might help in the all-important issue of Portrait Authentication, to check what size it is… (not sure how exactly, but the forensics seem to be trying every possible avenue.)


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