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Ginsberg Allen Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

The battle for menís souls is a motif with origins to Biblical times. Goetheís Faust takes an age old story of manís ambitions and reveals his desire to attain knowledge and power at any cost. The eager demon Mephistopheles promises to help Faust find the answers he seeks in exchange for his subservience to the Devil in hell. An early edition published in 1877 by Frederick Bruckman and translated by Theodore Martin, displays 14 mounted plates, illustrations after A. von Kreling, and six embossed metal round medallion portraits. ††Copies of the first trade edition published in 1908 by Hutchinson (London) with some signed by Willy Pogany the illustrator, have sold at auction for $300-$650.

We collected a sample of 4 auction results of Ginsberg, Allen's Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black Shroud from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $510 and the highest overall price realized was $1140. The overall average price was $772 and the median price realized for the book was $720. There were 1 auctions (25%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 0 auctions (0%) exceeding the high estimates, and 3 auctions (75%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on June 30, 2016 of a 1992 - Arion Press edition for $720 that described as "near fine"; a PBA sale on September 27, 2007 of a 1992 - Arion Press edition for $1140 that signed by the author and illustrator;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA November 3, 2016 Ginsberg, Allen. Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black Shroud San Francisco Arion Press 1992 $600-$900 $510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 30, 2016 Ginsberg, Allen. Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black Shroud San Francisco Arion Press 1992 $600-$900 $720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 20, 2014 Ginsberg, Allen. Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black Shroud San Francisco Arion Press 1992 $500-$800 $720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 27, 2007 Ginsberg, Allen. Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black Shroud San Francisco Arion Press 1992 $800-$1200 $1140 PBA Copies for Sale