Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bloomsbury April 23rd book auction results.

Some highlights from Bloomsbury's April 23rd literature auction:
  • First English edition of James Fenimore Cooper's The Spy (1822; novel about a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War; Cooper's second novel): valued at £400–600, sold for £1300 (approximately $1900)
  • Signed copy of the autobiographical She Goes to War (1942) by Edith Pargeter (aka Ellis Peters), £280 (approximately $412)
  • Signed first edition of John le Carre's Call for the Dead (1961), £3000 (approximately $4414)
  • Signed first edition of James Crumley's The Wrong Case (1975), £160 (approximately $235)
  • First edition of Lindsey Davis's The Silver Pigs (1989), £170 (approximately $250)
Sadly, the copies of Leslie Charteris's The Saint vs. Scotland Yard and The Saint and Mr. Teal that I mentioned in this post went unsold (as did copies of Chandler's Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye).

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