London: John Lennon`s books and manuscripts of parodies, nonsense verse and poetry have sold for record high prices at Sotheby`s New York.
According to reports, the original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s were sold for 2.9 million dollars, which was more than double the pre-sale estimates.
The manuscript for Lennon`s parody of Sherlock Holmes from `A Spaniard in the Works` titled `The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield` fetched 209,000 dollars.
Other top items in the auction included The Fat Budgie manuscript, which sold for 143,000 dollars, and an ink drawing of a guitar player that went for 137,000 dollars.
The collection was sold by Lennon`s British publisher Tom Maschler, who persuaded him to write the books.