With more than $60 million sold – and over $7 million of that in inaugural online-only auctions, Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts department had a year full of landmark sales. Representing categories ranging from space and technology to maps and children’s illustration, a particularly diverse mix of property contributed to these outstanding results. But between the only known documented sale of the moon available for private ownership, Richard Feynman’s Nobel Prize, the most expensive book illustration sold at auction and more must-see items, can you guess which lot commanded the year’s highest price? Click ahead to discover 2018’s top 10 lots.
Wondering how much your book or rare object might yield at a Sotheby’s auction? Click here to request an estimate.