<<< Continued from previous page

Non-Fiction Top 10
June 2007

#1* $4,500.00 Frank Moore, Diary of The American Revolution
#2 $3,000.00 The Babe Ruth Story autographed book by Babe Ruth
#3 $2,676.00 RARE! First Edition of the Doway Bible (1609-10)
#4 $2,201.00 Security Analysis
#5 $2,001.00 Willy Ronis Photo Portfolio Lim Ed 290 SIGNED
#6 $1,923.74 IDRIESS, MADMAN'S ISLAND, 1ST 1927
#7 $1,811.76 BRETT WHITELEY Sandra McGrath SIGNED & DRAWING
#9 $1,650.00 Book by Evangelist Billy Graham of Wheaton College (IL)
#10 $1,613.71 Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition 2nd Printing 1941 Work

*Non-registered buyer so sale not completed and final value not validated.

Diary of the American Revolution
Frank Moore

A NARU caused the charity sale of Diary of the American Revolution to go awry. Listed by a US seller to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Vermont, the listing closed with a BIN.

The Babe Ruth Story
Babe Ruth

Signed by Babe Ruth, this first edition "has been kept in a plastic book cover, and still have the paper dust cover, which is also in good condition." Listed by a US seller with 5 photos, the book sold as a BIN.

The Holy Bible
Faithfully Translated into English out of the Authentical Latin ...

[Doway Bible]

A 1582 Bible was rebound, "probably well over 100 yrs ago." It was listed by a US seller in a 5-day auction with 4 photos. After receiving 7 bids, it sold for $2,676.

Security Analysis
Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

Security Analysis frequently shows up in the top 10. This first edition was listed by a Canadian seller with 1 photo. Described as in fair to good condition, the corners are bumped. It sold as a BIN 2 days after listing.

Willy Ronis
Willy Ronis

Ronis' 2001 portfolio of photographs was issued in a limited edition of 290 and signed by the photographer. Listed by a US seller in a 7-day auction with 6 photos, the listing attracted 6 bids and ended at $2,001.

Madman's Island
Ion L. Idriess

Listed by an Australian seller in a 7-day auction with 7 photos, the 1927 first edition attracted 10 bids. Madman's Island is a 1927 Australian publication and is described as "extremely rare." Condition is listed as very good; flaws include minor rubbing, small stains page aging, and some foxing.

Brett Whiteley
Sandra McGrath

The 1979 signed first edition was listed in fine condition with "an exquisite drawing of one of Whiteley's famous bums." It was listed by an Australian seller in a 3-day auction with 6 photos. After 19 bids, the auction ended at $1,811.76.

Narcotics Anonymous

Copy #400, the 1982 first edition was described as in near mint condition with a small amount of highlighting. It was listed by a US seller with 7 photos and received 15 bids.

Peace with God
Billy Graham

Listed by a US seller who wanted to use the proceeds of the 2 copies of the 2000 paperback "to pay for one graduate class at Wheaton College...." which Graham attended. With a focus on his religious beliefs, 1 copy sold as a BIN at $1,650.00.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Eighteen bids took the first edition, second printing from a starting bid of $19.99 to a selling price of $1,613.71. Listed by a US seller with 4 photos, the blue volume is described as in "good condition."

By the Numbers

16 sellers were from the USA
2 sellers was from Australia
1 seller was from Poland
1 seller was from Canada
1 seller sold 2 books 12 books were published during or after 1950
8 were published before 1950
1 book was listed for 3 days
1 book was listed for 5 days
5 books were listed for 7 days
2 book was listed for 10 days
10 sold as BIN
1 sold as a Best Offer
1 to 19 was the range of bids
Seller feedback ranged from 7 to 6741.*
8 books were sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback
Feedback ranged from 94.7% to 100% for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1609-1610.

*feedback is noted at the time the auction is viewed by BookThink.



Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment