Forum Auctions: Online Sale: Modern Literature, 2223, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
12/02/2021 - 12/02/2021
Page Size: 325 items in 13 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Achebe (Chinua)

Things Fall Apart, first American edition, New York, 1959.

New York1959GBP 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold
2Achebe (Chinua)

Arrow of God, first edition, 1964.

1964GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 550.00
3Achebe (Chinua)

A Man of the People, first American edition, signed by the author, New York, 1966.

New York1966GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 750.00
4Achebe (Chinua)

Arrow of God, first American edition, New York, 1967.

New York1967GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 212.50
5Ackroyd (Peter)

The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, 1983; and 7 others Peter Ackroyd (8)

1983GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 56.25
6Addy (G. H.)

Kenneth James Balguy Addy, 1916; and another similar (2)

1916GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 200.00
7Alcott (Louisa May)

Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, first edition, Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1871.

Boston1871GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 162.50
8Allingham (Margery)

Hide My Eyes, first edition, 1958; and 2 first editions by Reginald Hill (3)

1958GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 375.00
9Alverdes (Paul)

The Whistler's Room, first edition, 1929; and another by the same, first editions (2)

1929GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 375.00
10Ambler (Eric)

A Coffin for Dimitrios, first American edition, author's cut signature pasted in, New York, 1939.

New York1939GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 425.00
11Amis (Kingsley)

Lucky Jim, first edition, 1953.

1953GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 750.00
12Armah (Ayi Kwei)

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, first edition, Boston, 1968.

Boston1968GBP 500.00 - 700.00Not Sold
13Arnaud (Georges)

The Wages of Fear, first English edition, 1952.

1952GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 200.00
14Asimov (Isaac)

Foundation, first edition, 1953.

1953GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 687.50
15Baldwin (James)

The Price of the Ticket. Collected Non-Fiction 1948 - 1985, one of 500 copies signed by author, New York, St. Martin's/ Marek, 1985.

New York1985GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 875.00
16Bates (H.E.)

The Two Sisters, first edition, 1926; and 22 others, novels by the same (23)

1926GBP 120.00 - 180.00GBP 250.00
17Bates (H.E.)

The Seekers, signed by the author, 1926; and 39 others (40)

1926GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 300.00
18Bates (H.E.)

A Threshing Day, one of 300 copies signed by the author, 1931; and c.25 others (c.25)

1931GBP 120.00 - 180.00GBP 400.00
19Beckett (Samuel)

Waiting for Godot, first English edition, 1956.

1956GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 450.00
20Bedford (Sybille)

The Sudden View, first edition, 1953; and 9 others (10)

1953GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 300.00
21Betjeman (John)

Mount Zion, or In Touch with the Infinite, first edition, The James Press, [1931].

1931GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,187.50
22

Black Mask, 50 vol., c.1939-59.

c.1939-59.GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 1,375.00
23Blackwood (Algernon)

The Tales of Algernon Blackwood, first edition, 1938.

1938GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 350.00
24[Blake (Wilfred Theodore)] "Wing Adjutant".

"Wing Adjutant". The Royal Flying Corps in the War, 1918; and 3 others related to the R.A.F., first editions (4)

1918GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 125.00
25Blish (James)

A Case of Conscience, first edition, 1959.

1959GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 750.00
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