Saturday, 23 June 2007
*Wilkes Booth manuscript makes $312,000 at auction.
John Wilkes Booth’s manuscript draft of his Secession Crisis speech on the break of the Union and threat of Civil War, made $312,000 in Christie’s, New York recent auction of Books & Manuscripts.
The total sale realised $3,560,220
Among other rarities sold was a first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, which went for $40,000.