RESULTS: Magnificent Ornithology from the Collection of Brooks Mc Cormick, October 5, 2007 Today at Sotheby’s, Magnificent Ornithology from the Collection of Brooks McCormick, sold for the benefit of the International Crane Foundation, achieved a price of $2,722,678, above its estimate.
News-Antique.com - Oct 11,2007 - Today at Sotheby’s, Magnificent Ornithology from the Collection of Brooks McCormick, sold for the benefit of the International Crane Foundation, achieved a price of $2,722,678, above its high estimate ($2 million). Lot 13, Marc Catesby, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (est. $400/600,000), sold for $657,000, setting a record for any 18th century work of Natural History at auction.
New York Sale
N08391 McCormick Ornithology Collection 05 OCT 07 Grand Total (Including Buyer's Premium): $2,722,678 (£1,337,071)
Exch Rate: 0.49
Sold by Lot: 94.9%
Lots Offered: 99
S old by Value: 94.4%
Lots Sold/Unsold: 94 / 5
Specialist in Charge: Selby Kiffer, Mary Bartow
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David Redden, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s said, “Today’s very strong results are a reflection of Brooks McCormick’s fine taste in collecting and his generosity in leaving his prints and library to the International Crane Foundation. We were thrilled to be able to translate these wonderful books into support for such an extraordinarily worthy foundation.”
Selby Kiffer, Senior Specialist in the Books and Manuscripts department said, “ We saw strength from America and Europe and were pleased to set a record for the Catesby, lot 13, the first great Natural History work of the New World.” Please note all prices include buyer's premium. Sale session totals are net aggregate figures plus premiums. Sotheby's buyer's premium is 25% of the hammer price on the first $20,000, 20% of the hammer price up to and including $500,000, and 12% thereafter on each lot. **Estimates do not include buyer's premium**