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    A Look Inside the Catalogue



    Lot 130: Ian Fleming, The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008.

    Sold for $30,000.




    In a comprehensive sale that featured signed first editions from the last two centuries, highlights include works by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens and Virginia Woolf. From the nineteenth century came a first edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans, 1826, as well as the scarce first printing in wrappers of Passage to India, 1871, by Walt Whitman, and a rare inscribed first edition of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty, 1877. 




    Lot 143: Anne Frank, Het Achterhuis, first edition,

    in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947.

    Sold for $18,200.

    Lot 25: Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953.

    Sold for $8,750.


    Lot 5: Amelia Earhart, 20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928.

    Sold for $6,500.

    Lot 121: William Faulkner, The Marble Faun, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500. 





    Making its auction debut was a first edition of famed economist Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, 1949, in the original dust jacket. Library sets and bindings included autograph editions by Willa Cather, Thomas Hardy and H.G. Wells, as well as a run of signed limited editions by William Faulkner spanning four decades. Perennial favorites included fore-edge paintings, optical toys and children’s literature make for a varied and encyclopedic sale.




    Lot 55: A.A. Milne, complete first-edition set of the Christopher Robin books, four volumes, the first three signed, London,

    1924-28. Sold for $11,250.

     Lot 49: Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

    first edition, signed, New York, 1964.

    Sold for $9,375. 



    Lot 73: Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963.

    Sold for $13,750.



    Lot 110: Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949.

    Sold for $8,750.

    Lot 96: Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, first edition, inscribed, Garden City, 1965. Sold for $16,250.





    Complete Results






    For more information on the sale contact Specialist John D. Larson in the Books department.


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