Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 18:53
John Lennon's books and manuscripts fetch high price at auction in New York.
Sotheby's auction house says that Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for 2.9 million dollars, on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate.
All of the 89 lots in the sale, from Lennon's 1964 book In His Own Write and 1965's A Spaniard in the Works, were snapped up by buyers.
The highlight of the sale was The Singu-large Experience of Miss Anne Duffield, the manuscript for Lennon's parody of Sherlock Holmes from A Spaniard in the Works which fetched 209,000 dollars.