Non-Fiction Top 10
|#1||$5,105.00||1ST ED Signed Alcoholics Anonymous COMES OF AGE Book AA|
|#2||$5,000.00||Syd Barrett Signed Genesis Publications Pink Floyd LE|
|#3||$4,950.00||SUMO by Helmut NEWTON, the biggest BOOK in the World!!!|
|#4||$4,800.00||Collector Bible VERY Rare : BOOK OF MORMON|
|#5||$3,550.00||OMG! Signed BILL, Alcoholics Anonymous AA 1955 BIG BOOK|
|#6||$3,233.88||1944 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AA 6th Printing HC/DJ|
|#7||$2,722.19||New Naturalist - Woodlands - Leather Bound - Signed!|
|#8||$2,381.00||ALBERT EINSTEIN SIGNED Theory of Relativity,VERY RARE|
|#9*||$2,300.00||BOWS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE VIOLIN FAMLY-RARE|
|#10||$2,299.48||A Man May Fish T C Kingsmill Moore Special Edition 1979|
Autographed by Bill Wilson, the history of AA was listed by the US seller of #5 in a 5-day auction with 9 photos. Described as "in decent used condition" with a worn dust jacket, the book received 29 bids and sold for $5,105.
This Genesis publication usually grabs bidders' attention, but the starting price of $5,000 attracted only 1 bid. Listed by a US seller in a 10-day auction with 4 photos and a minimal description, the book is #229 of 320 and was signed by both authors.
Sumo is another Top 10 regular. Listed by a Swiss seller with 6 photos, it sold as a BIN. The book is #2804 of 10,000. This copy is new, unopened, and described by the seller as a "MUST have."
Sold in a private auction by a Canadian seller, the 1871 Book of Mormon is described as in very good condition. It was part of the collection of the seller's grandmother. Flaws include a tear in the front flyleaf and "the back flyleaf is asunder." The 7-day auction attracted 19 bids before closing at US$4,800.
Vintage copies of Alcoholics Anonymous big book signed by Bill Wilson often draw bidders in large numbers, and this copy was no exception. Listed by the US seller of #1, this 2nd edition, 1st printing copy received 37 bids, raising the $.50 starting price to $3,550. It was listed in a 5-day auction with 11 photos.
The third AA title in the Top 10 for December was listed by a different US seller in a 7-day auction with 1 photo. A 1944 6th printing, it is described as "in excellent Clean condition." Nineteen bidders took the price to $3,233.88.
Recently reissued by the New Naturalist in deluxe format, Woodlands is leather bound with "gilt edges and raised bands." It is #23 of 100 and was signed by Rackman. Listed by a UK seller in a 7-day auction with 4 photos, it is described as in "excellent/mint condition with no wear whatsoever." The auction received 18 bids and closed at $2,722.19.
A novice US seller listed the 1921, 1st US edition signed by the Einstein in a 3-day private auction with 5 photos. Described as in good condition and part of the collection of the seller's father, the auction attracted 21 bids to sell for $2,381.
Coming in at #10, the 1979 special edition, leather-bound copy of A Man May Fish was published in Dublin. It was listed by a UK seller in a 10-day auction with 3 photos. Fishing devotees will understand the significance of this note - "Claret Bumble Tied By the Author On Front Cover." Described as "very rare" and in new condition, the book attracted 6 bids and sold for $2,299.48.
9 sellers were from the UK
9 sellers were from the USA
1 seller was from Canada
1 seller was from Switzerland
14 books were published during or after 1950
6 were published before 1950
1 book was listed for 3 days
2 books was listed for 5 days
5 books were listed for 7 days
5 books were listed for 10 days
6 sold as BIN
0 sold as Best Offers
1 involved a hijacked buyer's ID and eBay/the seller made the auction disappear
1 to 40 is the range of bids
4 were private auctions
Seller feedback ranged from 0 to 21138
9 sellers had 100% positive feedback
Feedback ranged from 97.5 % to 100 % for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1871
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