Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Conan Doyle continues to do nicely at auction.
At Bloomsbury's February 25th auction, a copy of Mickey Spillane's I, the Jury went for $400 (well under its $800 estimate), and a first edition of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird reaped $5000. The Conan Doyle materials did well:
First edition, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902; 15 plates by Sidney Paget): $1000
4 sheets of manuscript of Dwellers on the Borders, a Conan Doyle essay, along with 2 letters on spiritualism: $2000