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Non-Fiction Top 10
March 2009

#1 $5,100.00 three limited edition books of george harrison
#2 $3,100.00 George Harrison Genesis I Me Mine
#3 $2,390.00 George Harrison signed Live in Japan book Beatles
#4 $1,081.66 DAVE HEATH - A Dialogue with Solitude RARE PHOTOGRAPHY
#5 $1,025.04 "Screen Tests" by Andy Warhol 1967 Softcover Rare Art
#6 $1,025.00 Imperator Aleksandr Alexander 2 Emperor of Russia 1903
#7 $1,000.06 "Lithographs of Chagall" 11 original lithos 1960 RARE
#8 $1,000.00 Remaking a Man Courtenay Baylor Alcoholics Anonymous AA
#9 $995.00 Kikuji Kawada Bk The Globe Theatre - Lim Ed 500 Signed

Fifty Years Adrift
Songs by George Harrison, Vol. 1
Songs by George Harrison, Vol. 2

Kikuji Kawad

All three of the Genesis publications are #974 of their numbered sets. They were listed by a New Zealand seller who described Fifty Years Adrift as in very good condition and the other 2 in "new and perfect" condition. The set sold after 7 bids.

I Me Mine
George Harrison

Another George Harrison Genesis publication was described as "immaculate, pristine." It is #332 and was previously owned by Joe Pope of Strawberry Fields Forever magazine. 9 bids took it to #3,100.

Live in Japan
George Harrison

George Harrison takes the #3 position too with "Live in Japan," a signed limited edition (#1526) book listed by an Australian seller. It sold after 6 bids.

A Dialogue of Solitude
David Heath

The 1965 1st edition photography book garnered 11 bids.It was described as "gently used and collectible."

Screen Tests: A Diary
Andy Warhol

Receiving 36 bids the Warhol book is described as "very solid" and to be "shipped in a custom built protective case."

Imperator Aleksandr II
Sergei Spiridonovich Tatishchev

Sold by the seller of #5 and perhaps ex-library, the 2-volume 1903 set written in Russian sold after 11 bids. Both of the US seller's auctions contain this note, "I have never graded books so please don't ask me to do so."

The Lithographs of Chagall
Marc Chagall

With 11 lithographs included, volume 1 of the English Edition is ex-library but "the original lithographs look great." It sold after 30 bids.

Remaking A Man
One Successful Method of Refitting

Courtney Baylor

Published in 1919, the author "was treated for his alcoholism by Elwood Worcester at Emmanuel Church." He became part of the Emmanuel Movement which used "lay therapy in the treatment of alcoholism." It sold after 2 bids.

The Globe Theatre
Kikuji Kawada

Signed by the author, the 1998 self-published book in near fine condition with a very good dust jacket sold on a single bid.

An Interpretation of the Twelve Steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous Program

The 1946 book was described as in very good condition. It sold after 11 bids.

By the Numbers

15 sellers were from the USA
3 sellers were from Canada
1 seller was from New Zealand
1 seller was from Australia
17 books were published during or after 1950
3 were published before 1950
2 sold as BIN
1 sold as BO
1 to 36 to was the range of bids
Seller feedback ranged from 6 to 744
13 books were sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback
Feedback percentage ranged from 92.6% to 100% for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1903.

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



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