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Non-Fiction Top 10
January 2008

#1 $2,480.00 NA 1st Edition Basic Text
#3 $2,100.00 KENOJUAK Graphic Masterworks of the Inuit Jean Blodgett
#5 $1,526.99 Rare Geneva "Breeches" Bible 1599-older than King James
#6 $1,425.00 Songs By George Harrison book 7" 45 rpm SIGNED Beatles
#7 $1,415.66 Rare 1839 Antique books Early Australian Exploration
#8 $1,375.00 MATH BOOK Navigation/Surveying/Astronomy 1690 PLATES
#9 $1,200.00 Dodo and Kindred Birds Books 1953 Masauji Hachisuka 1st


It Works
Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous' 1st editions usually attract many bids and this was no exception. 28 bids took the $125 starting bid to $2,480.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The 1942, 3rd printing received 11 bids.

Kenojuak Graphic Masterworks of the Inuit
Jean Blodgett

The 1981 limited edition is #113 of 275 and signed by both the author and the artist. The only flaw listed was a "very faint trace of smoke."

Steichen: The Photographer
Carl Sandburg

A single bid purchased the "1929 signed limited edition #116 of 925" in near fine condition.

Geneva "Breeches" Bible

Replete with "L@@K!" the 1599 Bible received 23 bids.

Songs By George Harrison Vol. One
George Harrison

The 1987 Genesis publication was signed by Harrison and Keith West and is #1187 of 2500. Described as in mint condition, the volume is boxed, and the auction included a 7" 45 rpm single containing 4 unreleased songs.

Mitchell's Australian Expeditions
T. L. Mitchell
2 vols.

Listed by an Australian seller, the leatherbound volumes were published in 1839 and are described as rare. They sold after 2 bids.

Cursus Mathematicus. Mathematical Sciences
William Leybourn

The 1690 1st edition was in good to fair condition, "folio bound in later sheep (leather) with raised panel spine... old Harvard (released) blind stamp to title page." The auction ended with 19 bids.

The Dodo and Kindred Birds or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands
Masauji Hachisuka

Published in 1953, the large format book with illustrations is described as in very good condition. 5 bids took it to $1200.

Todd Hido

This book is one of 25 numbered special edition copies; the number of this one was not specified by the seller. The auction for the 1st edition signed hardcover included an original print and was listed by a Japanese seller.

By the Numbers

17 sellers were from the USA
2 sellers were from Australia
1 seller was from Japan
14 books were published during or after 1950
6 were published before 1950
3 sold as BIN
1 sold as a Best Offer
1 to 28 was the range of bids
Seller feedback ranged from 1 to 7160.*
10 books were sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback
Feedback ranged from 96.7% to 100% for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1599.

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



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