Non-Fiction Top 10
|#1||$12,100.99||Magic & Magicians Carter the Great limited edition|
|#2||$2,600.00||Rare I Me Mine George Harrison Signed L/E Leather Book|
|#3||$2,500.00||Peter Beard by Anthony Haden Guest, Peter H. Beard (..|
|#4||$2,235.06||SOUTH POLE POLAR TIMES VOL 1 1907 EX-LIB 1ST ED LTD ED|
|#5||$2,125.00||Narcotics Anonymous Blue N A IT WORKS CARENA|
|#6||$1,967.00||Narcotics Anonymous Red N A IT WORKS CARENA|
|#7||$1,900.00||Qutub, Chumbley Grimoire (SCARCE!)|
|#8||$1,796.71||ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FIRST Ed 13th prt SIGNED BY BILL W|
|#9||$1,775.03||Pierre Curie by Marie Curie Signed First Edition|
|#10||$1,775.00||GOLF ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA 1927 RARE GOLF BOOK|
Carter the Great is #33 of 50 deluxe copies and is inscribed to Brian McCullagh whose brother is the Australian seller. It is described as in "perfect condition." Fifty people were sent the special deluxe edition; it includes collectible material from Carter's files in addition to the book in slipcase. Collectible items included varied. This particular box contained, among other things, a copy of one of Carter's books and 5 letters to Carter from Australians. Listed with 5 photos for 7 days, the auction went from a starting bid of $500 to $12,100.99 on 13 bids.
The Genesis signed limited edition is leather bound and includes several additional items such as the unopened People Magazine in memory of Harrison. Described by the US seller as in "excellent to mint condition," the book is #1481 of 2000. Listed with 6 photos, the auction started at $99.99 and after 19 bids ended at $2,600.
Listed by a US seller who won it at a charity auction, this signed first edition had an opening bid of $.99, a reserve of $2,300, and a BIN of $2,500. It was purchased by a BIN 10 days into the auction.
No. 43 of 250 copies, the 1907 first edition record of exploration and life at the South Pole is ex-library. The UK seller listed it with 12 photos in a 10-day auction. Starting at GBP 999.99, it rose to $2,235.06 in 3 bids.
In a brief auction, the US seller describes the book as a blue first edition, noting "There is no writing nor highlighting...." Listed with 1 photograph, the 7-day auction started at $100 and after 20 bids sold for $2,125. The same seller sold #6.
The seller of #5 sold #6 to the buyer of #5. Described as "First Edition Red Pre-sale Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text number 612," it was listed with 1 photograph. The 7-day auction started at $100 and after 15 bids sold for $1,967.
Published in 1995, the book is described as "an arcane poetic text in 72 verses, a detailed commentary in critical prose, and a substantial glossary of esoteric terms and names." It's 1 of 500 copies and includes "a hand-drawn bookmark ... signed by Chumbley...." Sold as a BIN for $1,900, the book was listed at $.99; the auction included 4 photos.
7 of the sellers were from the UK
12 of the sellers were from the USA
1 seller was from Australia
1 seller sold 2 books by the same person
15 books were published after 1950
5 were published before 1950
2 sold as BIN
4 through 49 is the range of bids
Seller feedback ranged from 2 to 10,875
16 sellers had 100% positive feedback
Feedback ranged from 94.1% to 100%
The oldest book was published in 1907
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