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Non-Fiction Top 10
January 2009

#1 $4,888.88 pink floyd-SYD BARRETT-.PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES-signed
#3 $2,125.00 Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama, First Ed. 1995
#4 $2,013.13 Edward Weston signed numbered first book 1932
#5 $1,700.00 Fifty Years Adrift by Derek Taylor George Harrison
#6 $1,600.00 Black's Law Dictionary 1st Edition (1891) - LOOK!
#7 $1,500.00 Benjamin Graham, Security Analysis, 1934 1st Ed 5th Imp
#8 $1,469.00 "Cyaniding for Gold" Idriess 1939 1st edition Mining
#9 $1,275.00 SIGNED 1st Edition Barack Obama The Audacity of Hope
#10 $1,250.00 "The Birds of North America" SF Baird,1860,1st Edition

Psychedelic Renegades: Photos of Syd Barrett by Mick Rock
Mick Rock


A best offer of $4,888.88 won the Australian seller's signed limited edition published by Genesis. It is #169 of 350.

World Atlas [1847]
Augustus Mitchell

Missing the front and back cover with some stains, the 1847 book with 73 maps attracted 15 bids. As the seller noted, [it's] pretty dam clean."

Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama

Sold by an eBay drop-off store, the auction used item specifics and photographs to sell the like new hardcover.

The Art of Edward Weston
Edward Weston and Merle Armitage

A 1st edition numbered copy of The Art of Edward Weston attracted 22 bids. It was described as in excellent condition.

Fifty Years Adrift
Derek Taylor and George Harrison

Described as pristine with no flaws, the Genesis book was signed by both Taylor and Harrison.

Black's Law Dictionary

The 1st edition of Black's Law Dictionary from 1891 sold as a BIN the day it was listed. The US seller described it as "in great shape with light wear and only some corner bumps and scratches."

Security Analysis
Principles and Techniques

Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

Security Analysis is a perennial title on the top 10 list. This copy is a 1934, 1st edition, 5th impression. Described as in good condition with "frequent underlining and marginal notations." It sold after a single bid.

Cynading for Gold
A Complete, Simple, and Detailed Account of the Processing Written Especially for the Working Miner and the Small Syndicate

Ion L. Idriess

The 1939 1st edition was called Idress' "most elusive and sought after title." 20 bidders went after the volume, which went from an opening bid of $.99 to $1,469.

The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama


The signed first edition in fine condition was sold by the Seattle Goodwill. It received 52 bids.

The Birds of North America
Spencer F. Baird

An ex-library 1860 1st edition 2-volume set in good condition sold on a single bid. "Spine and boards are detached. Several groups of plates detached from spine."

By the Numbers

16 sellers were from the USA
3 sellers were from the UK
1 seller was from Australia
11 books were published during or after 1950
9 were published before 1950
3 sold as BIN
3 sold as BO
1 to 52 to was the range of bids
Seller feedback ranged from 6 to 23503
16 books were sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback
Feedback percentage ranged from 96.7% to 100% for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1847.

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