Saturday, January 24, 2009

Conan Doyle, Capote works do well at auction.

At Bloomsbury's English literature auction on January 22nd, a signed first edition of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood went for £380 (approximately $518). The following Conan Doyle items also fared well:
  • Author's edition of The Works (13 vols.), from a limited edition of 1,000 copies, signed by Conan Doyle: £1400 (approximately $1,910)
  • First edition, The Valley of Fear (1914), sold with first edition, The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, ed. Ellery Queen (1944): £400 (approximately $546)
  • The Great Boer War (1900): £180 (approximately $246)
Among the mystifying unsold items:
  • first English edition, Robert Bloch's Psycho
  • first edition, Sue Grafton's first novel, Keziah Dane
  • first English edition, David Goodis's Nightfall

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