Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chesterton, Greene, et al: Bloomsbury auction results.

E. C. Bentley, from
The Bookman 37 (1913)
There was a mixed bag of results for the Jan 12th Bloomsbury bibliophile auction, although it seems that works by Graham Greene continue to do respectably at auction. The mystery-related items included the following:

Strand magazine vols 1–16, 1891–98, which contain the Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (illust. Sidney Paget): £100 (approx. US$153).

E. C. Bentley, Trent's Last Case (1913), with G. K. Chesterton's The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914) and some Agatha Christie works, £110 (approx. US$168).

• Raymond Chandler
, 1st English ed. of The Big Sleep (1939), £260 (approx. US$400).

• G. K. Chesterton
, 1st ed. of The Man Who Was Thursday (1908), £60 (approx. US$92).

Graham Greene, 1st ed. of The Third Man and The Fallen Idol (1950), £240 (approx. US$368).
(Hat tip to PhiloBiblos)

1 comment:

Carol said...

I have always thought these sorts of books would be out of my price range, but they are (in my opinion) shockingly low. I would have snapped up the Bentley if I was a collector. Thanks for sharing these tidbits. They're always interesting.