• <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Colour Plate Books from the Library of Norman Bobins<br>26th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Alken (Henry), Thomas Egerton et al. <i>The Melange of Humour,</i> first collected edition, Printed by W. Lewis, [c.1835]. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> [Cheny (John) and Thomas Butler, publishers]. <i>[Horses & Their Pedigrees],</i> Cheny & Butler, 1740-1746 or 1751-1753. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Dikenman (R.) Voyage en Suisse, Zurich, [c.1830]. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Colour Plate Books from the Library of Norman Bobins<br>26th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Eckert (H.A.) Monten (Dietrich) and F. Schlever. <i>Das K.K. Russische Militair aus dem grossen Werke Saemmtliche Truppen von Europa,</i> first edition, Wuerzburg, 1840 [but c.1842]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Havell, Junior (Robert). <I>Costa Scena, or a Cruise along the Southern Coast of Kent,</I> hand-coloured aquatint panorama with original boxwood drum, 1823. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Heideloff (Victor). <i>Ansichten des Herzoglich Württembergischen Landsitzes Hohenheim,</i> first edition in original 6 parts, Nuremberg, 1795-1800. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Colour Plate Books from the Library of Norman Bobins<br>26th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Jones (Owen) and Jules Goury. <i>Views on the Nile: from Cairo to the Second Cataract,</i> first edition, Graves and Warmsley, 1843. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Meyer (Johann Heinrich). <i>Der Rigiberg in Zeichnungen nach der Natur,</i> Zurich, Fuessli, 1807. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Nichol (Andrew). <i>Five Views of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway,</i> first edition, Dublin, William Frederick Wakeman, 1834. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Colour Plate Books from the Library of Norman Bobins<br>26th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Schetky (J. C.) A series of four sketches, illustrative of various situations of His Majesty's Ship Pique, Portsea, Trives & Maynard, 1835. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Stackelberg (Otto Magnus von). <i>Costumes et Usages des Peuples de la Grece Moderne,</i> first edition, Rome, 1825. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 26:</b> Stucchi (Stanislao). <i>Raccolta di Scene Teatrali eseguite o disegnate dai più celebri Pittori Scenici in Milano,</i> 3 vol., Milan, 1817. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>28th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Asia.- Mandeville (Sir John). <i>Tractato bellissimo delle piu maravigliose cose & piu motabile che sitrovino nelle parte delmondo,</i> Florence, [Lorenzo Morgiani], [?1505] or possibly, 1496-99. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Arabic ms.- Ghazaliyaat Kan'at al-Arabi [Divan of Poetry written in Arabic], illuminated manuscript in Arabic, Safavid Persia (probably Isfahan), [second quarter of 16th century]. £12,000 to £16,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Foxe (John). <i>Actes and monuments of these latter and perillous dayes, touching matters of the Church…,</i> first edition, dwellyng ouer Aldersgate, [20th March, 1563]. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>28th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Barrie (J.M.) <i>Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up,</i> first play edition, signed presentation inscription from the author "To my dear Jane Pan", 1928. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Gillray (James). John Bull taking a Luncheon: -or- British Cooks, cramming Old Grumble-Gizzard, with Bonne-Chére, etching with hand-colouring, 1798. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Middle East.- Roberts (David). <i>The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia,</i> 6 vol. bound as 4, first edition, 1842-49. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>28th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Greenwood (C. & J.) <i>Map of London made from an Actual Survey in the Years 1824, 1825 & 1826...,</i> first edition, engraved map, 1827. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Newton (Sir Isaac). <i>Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light…,</i> first edition, 1704. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Smith (Percy John Delf). Collection of 19 original preliminary drawings for "Twelve Drypoints of the War 1914-1918", circa 1914-1918; together with 11 drypoints from "Twelve Drypoints of the War 1914-1918", 1925. £15,000 to
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>28th September 2023</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Guild of Women Binders.- Watts (Alaric A.) <i>Lyrics of the Heart: with other poems</I>, in a stunning richly gilt green crushed morocco by the Guild of Women Binders, Longman, 1851. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Cosway binding.- Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). "Lewis Carroll". <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,</i> in a Cosway binding with miniatures by Miss C.B. Currie, 1868. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 28:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, first impression, 1953. £18,000 to £22,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Charles Monroe Schulz, <i>The Peanuts gang,</i> complete set of 13 drawings, ink, 1971. Sold June 15 — $50,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Family Archive of Photographs & Letters. Sold June 1 — $60,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green Book,</i> New York, 1949. Sold March 30 — $50,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>King Lear; Othello;</i> [and] <i>Anthony & Cleopatra;</i> Extracted from the First Folio, London, 1623. Sold May 4— $185,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> William Samuel Schwartz, <i>A Bridge in Baraboo, Wisconsin,</i> oil on canvas, circa 1938. Sold February 16 — $32,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Lena Scott Harris, <i>Group of approximately 65 hand-colored botanical studies, all apparently California native plants,</i> hand-colored silver prints, circa 1930s. Sold February 23 — $37,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Suzanne Jackson, <i>Always Something To Look For,</i> acrylic & pencil on linen canvas, circa 1974. Sold April 6 — $87,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> complete with 50 printed collotype plates, Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold June 15 — $68,750.
  • <b><center>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>September 27<br>The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey: Part One</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Bible, Dominican Use, in Latin. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France: probably Paris, c. 1240]. £10,000-15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Book of Hours, <i>in French with Latin cues.</i> Illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, Normandy, early(?) 15th century]. £10,000-15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Book of Hours, <i>Use of Rouen, in Latin and French.</i> Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France: Rouen, c. 1480]. £30,000-40,000
    <b><center>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>September 27<br>The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey: Part One</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I (1516-1558). <i>Queen of England, 1553-1558.</i> Letter signed, ‘Marye the Quene’, Greenwich, 7 January 1558. £15,000-20,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Jonson (Ben). Works, 1st collected edition, 3 volumes, 1640. £7,000-10,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Essex. A sammelband of 27 English Civil War pamphlets mostly relating to the siege of Colchester, Essex, 1648. £5,000-8,000
    <b><center>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>September 27<br>The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey: Part One</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Latham (Simon). Latham’s Faulconry, or the Faulcons Lure and Cure, 2 parts in one, 1658/. £2,000-3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Exquemelin (Alexandre Olivier). The History of the Bucaniers of America, 2 volumes in 1, 2nd edition, 1695. £1,000-1,500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Campbell (Patrick). Travels in the interior inhabited parts of North America..., 1st ed., 1793. £5,000-8,000
    <b><center>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>September 27<br>The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey: Part One</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Burton (Richard F.). Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah, 3 volumes, 1st edition, 1855-56. £5,000-8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Cosway-style binding. Napoleon and the Fair Sex, 1894. One of 9 similar lots. £1,000-1,500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Sep. 27:</b> Shepard (Ernest Howard, 1879-1976). Pooh and Piglet, original pen and ink drawing, 1958. £20,000-30,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - August - 2021 Issue

Nobody Said It Would Be Easy - Running a Big Bookstore Texas Style (DFW)


Jim & Connye Hart, the Published Page Bookshop, and directions (Google Maps).

It’s a fantasy we all have: Let’s open a really good old style bookstore. We’ll buy an antique building in a sleepy little town on the outskirts of some major metro area and hope that with a lot of sweat equity our store will flourish and breathe new economic vitality into that little town even as it becomes a destination for book lovers from all parts of the state.


Hold that thought: Now let’s do it Texas style: Let’s do it BIG!


Meet Jim and Connye (pronounced Connie) Hart, both now 76, of the Published Page Bookshop. He’s a fifth generation Texan with a soft Central Texas drawl. They are based on the Courthouse Square in Cleburne, Texas.


Their specialties include vintage science fiction, firearms, Texana and petroleum geology. They also carry a wide assortment of general fiction and non-fiction as well as CDs and vinyl records. An average sale, according to Hart, is “about $25”, with a few individual items reaching $2,500.


Hart, a former software engineer, and his wife have been in the book business since 1997. They’ve sold retail in a shop and antique mall and built their online business too. At one point most of their inventory was in storage. When the lease expired they decided to take all their books out of storage and buy their own building.


What would have been an ambitious venture under any circumstances, is considerably more exciting when you are already in your 70s. They bought a 140 year old 10,000 square foot two story commercial building that has stood empty for 20 years and maximized the risk by using owner financing to acquire the $250,000 property.


Now, let everything take longer than you thought and burn through your reserves, turn the screws with an unexpected foreclosure and bankruptcy, toss in some serious health issues, get hit full blast by a global pandemic, and then, just when those clouds start to clear, let the equally old historic building next door collapse.


Well you get the drift: here you have one of those only in Texas stories where the indefatigable older couple and their stash of books surmount every obstacle and somehow come smiling out the other end. In the meantime their inventory has grown from an initial 20,000 volumes to “55,000 that are now cataloged, out of a total of more than 200,000 books, right here in our building in boxes.”


Jim Hart is still predicting an upbeat outcome. He cites a surge in property values and his continuing confidence that Texans will beat a path to Cleburne, a small former railroad town (population 30,000) in Johnson County, Texas, 30 miles south of the center of Ft. Worth and a bit farther away from Dallas. (The metro DFW area has a population of over 7 million and growing.)


When we first opened,” Hart said, “two people were critically important. Wyoming bookman Jim Arner came to Cleburne in his motor home and stayed for six months helping us get the shop up and running. A little while later I hired Cindy Miller. Cindy is on disability and can only work part time, but she has been a joy and a blessing with more than thirty years of bookstore experience. These two people were integral to the success of our shop.”


Rare Book Hub Monthly wrote about the Harts when they opened in November 2017. We revisited them in May 2019 when they tried a GoFundMe campaign to fend off their creditors, and now in August 2021 we’re just about to call our agent to see if this story could have the makings of a Hallmark movie? Because only in Hallmark movies (and in Texas) does the s**t hit the fan in such a colossal fashion and still have a heartwarming ending.


They went for seller financing on a vacant 140 year old building


Explaining the financial side of recent events Jim Hart commented: “When we bought the building in 2017 the seller carried the note. Initial repair costs were more than expected, and took much longer. We were closed with no income, and big expenses for almost six months. This meant when we did get open we had used a lot of our reserves.


The community did welcome us and business grew. However, after about 18 months we were struggling while trying to balance our growing income with the ongoing expenses of renovating a 140 year old building that had been long neglected.


Our lien holder agreed to take partial payments during this period. We had a somewhat successful GoFundMe campaign. Then, without warning in August, 2019, the lienholder escalated the note and tried to foreclose on the building. This was in violation of our contract, but we spent a lot of money warding off the foreclosure.


In December, 2019, the building declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy,” Hart said. “We have the building ownership in an LLC, separate from the bookstore. Our plan, paying 100 percent of secured and unsecured debts, was approved. We have been making payments for 18 months, and are no longer in bankruptcy, though the plan runs another 3-1/2 years. We will need to refinance before the end of the plan.” As for the money, “it came out of our pockets, and our reserves keep shrinking.”


As Dr. Seuss likes to say, “But that is not all…”


Covid hits….


As they were dealing with restructuring the finances, “The pandemic hit hard,” Hart said. “It was the final straw that caused us to declare Chapter 11. We were closed for more than a month. Then for weeks afterward we were limited to delivery or curbside pickup. When we did reopen we had the social distancing and face covering protocols.


Our business for 2020 was off 40 percent from 2019. Several of the smaller boutiques and a few eating places went out of business, but all in all, the community pulled together and we weathered the storm.


For us personally, I had projected our sales to take about five years to get on solid footing. COVID just threw us a year behind. Presently,” he said, “revenues are running about 20% ahead of 2019. I’m in favor of just forgetting about 2020.”


His wife gets sick


But there’s more: “This summer “Connye's long running digestive problems took a turn for the worse. We finally got surgery scheduled for June 21. There were a total of seven different procedures. Her initial recovery was about a week. But when we got home she was having severe pain. An endoscopy revealed an ulcerated esophagus that resulted in more time in the hospital. She came home on July 4 and is still convalescing, but I believe she is recovering quickly. We actually went out to see a movie for the first time in about two years.”


The building next door collapes


And then, to frost the cake, there were problems with the structure next door: “These two buildings are contemporaries. Ours was built in 1880. The neighbors' in 1884; they share a common sidewall.”


The building next door has long needed structural repairs. My neighbors had rented for twenty years before buying the building last year. Although they planned repairs, the building didn't wait. The night of June 24 the lower back wall had a catastrophic collapse. The following night there was a further collapse with about 40 percent of the back of the building falling.


After the first collapse the city closed us until their structural engineer was satisfied our building was safe. The city contracted to have the neighbors' building stabilized. The engineer verified our building was safe, and we were allowed to reopen after being closed for a week. The damaged building will require a huge investment to save.”


He’s still smiling


Through it all, Hart is still upbeat:


Not only has his inventory expanded and his average sale price risen, but “we also have a growing population of regular customers. Initially our clientele was primarily older people. These were/are long time residents who try to support local business. We are increasingly getting a younger mix, college students, young parents, teachers, and a substantial number of homeschoolers too. Traffic from the Dallas-Fort Worth area is increasing and we are beginning to be seen as a destination for book lovers from all over Texas.”


Until the pandemic, we were becoming an active community center with regular group gatherings, activities and events. We had just started reactivating these types of activities when the building collapse next door occurred. Although we were allowed to reopen, the city did a complete reinspection of our building, and presented me with a checklist of repairs they wanted made. The list was longer than the one they gave me when we bought the building. I'm trying to work through the logistics of complying while still keeping the shop running.”


Cleburne, Texas is doing great


Looking on the bright side, he commented: “Cleburne is doing great. One of the things that we liked when we chose Cleburne was the active merchants group downtown. This group has continued to grow and work together. It is constantly coming up with activities to bring visitors to our shops. It has grown from less than twenty merchants to more than seventy. As a group they are all positive, energetic, and supportive of each other.


"We are also seeing an influx of investment. One long-vacant building downtown has been bought and construction has started to convert the upper floors to residential lofts and the ground floor to retail. Another old eyesore of downtown doctors’ building has been sold. The new owners are demolishing it, and building a three story mixed use, residential-retail building. We have had several other old buildings purchased, renovated, and put back into use as retail. I truly believe the next few years will see dynamic growth in this community.”


Looking back on the saga he reflected, “We were the first activity on courthouse square, the first new active business in many years. Us being there made a difference. Even though it’s been difficult for us, it was a good move. I see us recovering and growing, and the value of our property is going up. He even hinted that he’s had a few nibbles from developers who are interested in buying them out."


Published Page Bookshop

On the Square

10 E Chambers Street

Cleburne, Texas 76031


10-6 Wed. - Sat.

1-6 Sun. Closed Mon. & Tues.

Other hours strictly by appointment.




Store phone: (817) 349-6366.

On Facebook at www.facebook.com/bibliotreasures


Read Rare Book Hub Monthly’s earlier coverage

Nov. 2017 Used Bookstores are Back www.rarebookhub.com/articles/2310

May 2019 A Bigger Job Than We Realized www.rarebookhub.com/articles/2600


Reach RBH writer Susan Halas at wailukusue@gmail.com

Posted On: 2021-08-03 18:24
User Name: bookfever

Shep and I had the pleasure of visiting Jim and Connye and their truly impressive bookstore - and to marvel at the possibilities contained in that historic building and at their willingness to take on that kind of work! We really appreciate being able to follow along with the story of the bookstore as it evolves, so thanks for the and the earlier articles!

Chris Volk and Shep Iiams, bookfever.com

Posted On: 2021-08-05 14:27
User Name: publishedpage

Thank you Susan Halas & Rare Books Monthly. We're still having fun here in Cleburne, and would be delighted to welcome any and all readers to our shop. And thank you Chris Volk for the kind words. Connye & I were delighted to finally put faces with people we have counted as friends for years without ever meeting in person. Hope Book Fever is doing well.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b><center>CONSIGN NOW</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Preview:</b></br> H. Scherer, <i>Atlas novus exhibens orbem terraqueum,</i> 1702-10.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Preview:</b></br> L. de Varthema, <i>Die Ritterlich und lobwirdig rayß,</i> 1515.<br>Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Preview:</b></br> G. Heym, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Preview:</b></br>F. de Wit, <i>Orbis maritimus ofte Zee Atlas,</i> around 1680.<br>Est: € 15,000
  • <center><b>Gonnelli: Auction 46 Books<br>Autographs & Manuscripts<br>Oct 3rd-5th 2023</b>
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Tilson - Zanotto, Il vero tema. 2011. Starting price 150 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Munari, Storia di un filo. Starting price 400 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Debord, Contre le cinéma. 1964. Starting price 150 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Futurism books and ephemera
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Travel books
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Medicine books
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Levaillant, Histoire naturelle des perroquets. 1801-1805. Starting price 52.000 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Carrera, Il gioco de gli scacchi. 1617. Starting price 3200 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Vergilius, Opera. 1515. Starting price 800 €
  • <center><b>Sotheby's<br>English Literature and History<br>Available for Immediate Purchase</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> William Shakespeare. <i>A Midsummer-Night's Dream,</i> 1908. 7,500 USD
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. <i>Brontës' Novels,</i> 1922. 2,400 USD
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> Lewis Carroll. <i>Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There,</i> 1872. 25,000 USD
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> Charles Dickens. Collection of Fiction including <i>Oliver Twist</i> and <i>Sketches by Boz,</i> 1838-1865. 6,250 USD
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> Mary Shelley. <i>Frankenstein,</i> 1839. 4,250 USD
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> James Joyce. <i>Ulysses,</i> 1925. 2,500 USD
    <b>Sotheby’s, Available Now:</b> Jane Austen. <i>The Complete Works of Jane Austen,</i> 1901. 5,250 USD
  • <center><b>Jeschke Jadi Auctions Berlin<br>Rare Books, Prints, Historical Photography<br>29 September 2023</b>
    <b>Jeschke Jádi, Sep. 29:</b> Jan Theodor de Bry. <i>Anthologia magna sive Florilegium novum.</i> 1626. 9,000 €
    <b>Jeschke Jádi, Sep. 29:</b> John Locke. <i>Epistola de tolerantia ad Clarissimum Virum T.A.R.P.T.O.L.A.</i> 1689. 9000 €
    <b>Jeschke Jádi, Sep. 29:</b> F. T. Marinetti, Boccioni, Pratella, Carrà, a.o. <i>Collection of 35 Futurist manifestos.</i> 1909-1933. 7000 €
    <b>Jeschke Jádi, Sep. 29:</b> Johann Elert Bode, Rare engraved celestial globe. (1804). 6000 €
    <b>Jeschke Jádi, Sep. 29:</b> Sebastian Brant (ed.). <i>Tertia pars huius operis in se continens glosam ordinariam cum expositione lyre litterali et morali.</i> 1498. 5000 €
  • <center><b>Christie’s<br>Charlie Watts: Literature and Jazz<br>London and online auction<br>15–29 September</b>
    <b>Christie’s, Explore now:</b><br>F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940). <i>The Great Gatsby.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. £100,000–150,000
    <b>Christie’s, Explore now:</b><br>Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930). </i>The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.</b> London: George Newnes, 1902. £70,000–100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Explore now:</b><br>Agatha Christie (1890–1976). <i>The Thirteen Problems.</i> London: for the Crime Club Ltd. by W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1932. £40,000–60,000
    <b>Christie’s, Explore now:</b><br>Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961). <i>The Maltese Falcon.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. £30,000–50,000

Article Search

Archived Articles

Ask Questions