Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A first American edition copy of Herman Melville’s classic book Moby Dick (or, The Whale) sold for $9,600 at a Fine Literature & Fine Books Auction held July 27th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a first edition copy of J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye went for $6,000; The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 24 volumes, signed by Doyle, brought $5,400; and Estelle Doheny’s copy of Stephen Crane’s novel The Red Badge of Courage rose to $5,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries