Auction Result Mao Zedong autograph manuscript
The July English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Manuscripts auction saw exceptional results in all offered categories, the sale achieving a total of £2,673,290.
Selling for well over their high estimates for £704,750 and £162,500 respectively, the remarkable autograph manuscript by Mao Zedong and autograph letter by Jane Austen went on to achieve two new auction records.
The second half of the sale featured The Age of Darwin: The Garrett Herman Collection. This important and comprehensive collection of works centred on Charles Darwin was led by a first edition of Darwin’s most well-known and influential work, On the Origin of the Species, selling for £162,500.