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Everson William On Printing

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Contemporary poet, literary critic, and printer, American William Everson sprung up through the Beat Generation and is recognized by the name of Brother Antonius. On Printing, first published in 1992 by Book Club of California (San Francisco), is a collection of 7 works by Everson discussing the history of private printing, his own experiences in printing with Equinox Press, and on interactions with printers, writers, publishers, etc. First editions are attractive to collectors because of the limited number of copies printed by Peter Rutledge Koch. Of the 400 copies, 15-20% were lost.andnbsp; The value increases when the rare erratum slip and the printer's apologies slip, which were sent separately from the book, are found.

We collected a sample of 13 auction results of Everson, William's On Printing from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $69 and the highest overall price realized was $180. The overall average price was $133 and the median price realized for the book was $156. There were 10 auctions (77%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 0 auctions (0%) exceeding the high estimates, and 3 auctions (23%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on April 21, 2005 of a 1992 - Book Club of California edition for $180 that includes publisher's rare erratum slip and the printer's apologies slip, described as "fine"; a PBA sale on October 03, 2002 of a 1992 - Book Club of California edition for $168 that includes publisher's rare erratum slip and the printer's apologies slip, described as "fine";

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA November 2, 2017 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $10-$100 $72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 4, 2017 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 24, 2015 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $150-$250 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 6, 2011 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $150-$250 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 7, 2011 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $150-$250 $96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 8, 2009 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $150-$250 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 3, 2009 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $250-$350 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 14, 2006 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $150-$250 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 27, 2006 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $200-$300 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA February 9, 2006 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $200-$300 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 21, 2005 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $200-$300 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann March 13, 2003 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $100-$200 $69 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 3, 2002 Everson, William. On Printing San Francisco Book Club of California 1992 $250-$350 $168 PBA Copies for Sale