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Auction No 413, Category: Fiction

23 Lots (displaying 1 - 20)

Selection of Crime Fiction hardbacks, all in d/jkts, including Agatha Christie and other popular authors; several are first editions,

Lot: 14

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £56
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Selection of Crime Fiction hardbacks, all in d/jkts, including Agatha Christie and other popular authors; several are first editions, a few with ownership inscriptions. Fair to fine, mostly good/VG. (38)     

Alexandre Dumas "The Count of Monte Cristo", Folio Society, 1999, first printing, pictorial cloth, gilt, very fine in near-fine slipcase.

Lot: 17

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £20
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Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, Folio Society, 1999, first printing, pictorial cloth, gilt, very fine in near-fine slipcase.

John le Carre "The Russia House", 1989 and "Single & Single",1999, both first editions signed by the author on title page,

Lot: 20

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
SOLD £96
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John le Carre The Russia House, 1989 and Single & Single, 1999,  both first editions signed by the author on title page, with Waterstone's publicity bands; and 1st editions of Smiley's People and The Secret Pilgrim. All in fine d/jkts, Smiley's People price-clipped. (4)

Pat Barker signed Viking first editions of "The Eye in the Door", "The Ghost Road", and "Another World"; plus an unsigned first of "Regeneration".

Lot: 23

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £30
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Pat Barker signed Viking first editions of The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road, and Another World; plus an unsigned first of Regeneration. All fine, in fine d/jkts. (4)      

Iain M. Banks "Inversions", Orbit, 1998, 1st Edition, signed by the author on title page, fine in a fine complete d/jkt,

Lot: 24

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £36
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Iain M. Banks Inversions, Orbit, 1998, 1st Edition, signed by the author on title page, fine in a fine complete d/jkt, and Waterstone's publicity band.           

Nick Hornby "High Fidelity", 1995, and "About a Boy", 1998, both Gollancz 1st Editions signed by the author on title page, in complete d/jkts.

Lot: 26

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £38
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Nick Hornby High Fidelity, 1995, and About a Boy, 1998, both Gollancz 1st Editions signed by the author on title page, in complete d/jkts. Very fine. (2)

A selection of signed first editions, all in complete d/jkts, fine condition; plus an unsigned first of Iain Banks "The Crow Road". (12)

Lot: 27

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £100
SOLD £86
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A selection of signed first editions, all in complete d/jkts, fine condition; plus an unsigned first of Iain Banks The Crow Road. (12)     

William Faulkner novels published by Easton Press, 1998, all in full leather, gilt, some faint offset of the gilding affecting front boards o/w VF

Lot: 30

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £54
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William Faulkner novels published by Easton Press, 1998, all in full leather, gilt, some faint offset of the gilding affecting front boards o/w VF. (5)   

Henry James novels published by Easton Press, 1994, all in full leather, gilt, very fine. (6)

Lot: 31

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £62
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Henry James novels published by Easton Press, 1994, all in full leather, gilt, very fine.  (6)

Edith Wharton novels published by Easton Press, 1994, all in full leather, gilt, very fine. (4)

Lot: 32

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £46
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Edith Wharton novels published by Easton Press, 1994, all in full leather, gilt, very fine. (4)                  

Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged", two vols, and "The Fountainhead", two vols, Easton Press, 1989, all in full leather, gilt, very fine. (4)

Lot: 34

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
SOLD £68
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Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged, two vols, and The Fountainhead, two vols, Easton Press, 1989, all in full leather, gilt, very fine. (4)

Crime Fiction selection with several first editions, all (bar one) in dustjackets, mixed condition. (36)

Lot: 38

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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Crime Fiction selection with several first editions, all (bar one) in dustjackets, mixed condition. (36)  

Crime Fiction UK first editions, a selection in d/jkts, in mixed condition; Agatha Christie's "After the Funeral" a poor copy in a VG d/jkt

Lot: 39

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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Crime Fiction UK first editions, a selection in d/jkts, in mixed condition; Agatha Christie's After the Funeral a poor copy in a VG d/jkt, complete though edgeworn, small internal tape-repair; Raymond Chandler's The Long Good-Bye near fine in a damaged d/jkt with pieces missing. (6)

Crime Fiction selection, all (bar one) first editions in d/jkts; mixed condition, Colin Watson's rare "Coffin Scarcely Used" (1958) in a VG d/jkt

Lot: 40

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £15
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Crime Fiction selection, all (bar one) first editions in d/jkts; mixed condition, Colin Watson's rare Coffin Scarcely Used (1958) in a VG d/jkt has the front endpaper removed and foxing to half-title. (9)

Crime Fiction selection, all in d/jkts. Rex Stout "Three Witnesses" 1956, and Harry Carmichael "A Question of Time" 1958 are 1st Edns

Lot: 41

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
SOLD £10
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Crime Fiction selection, all in d/jkts. Rex Stout Three Witnesses 1956, and Harry Carmichael A Question of Time 1958 are 1st Edns both in poor condition (the latter ex-library) but in the scarce good/VG d/jkts. Mixed condition. (9)

Caroline Graham "The Killing at Badger's Drift", Century Hutchinson, 1987, 1st Edn in fine d/jkt, light tanning to text;

Lot: 43

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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Caroline Graham The Killing at Badger's Drift, Century Hutchinson, 1987, 1st Edn in fine d/jkt, light tanning to text; Berkeley Gray Alias Norman Conquest, 1945, 1st Edn and Six Feet of Dynamite, 1947, both in damaged d/jkts, former recased with new endpapers; Dolores Hitchens The Abductor, Boardman, 1962, 1st Edn, orig. cloth, a little frayed; and other crime fiction. Mixed condition. (11)

Agatha Christie reprint novels, 1990s to 2013, mostly Collins facsimiles, some issued by Book Club Associates. All in fine d/jkts.

Lot: 44

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £20
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Agatha Christie reprint novels, 1990s to 2013, mostly Collins facsimiles, some issued by Book Club Associates. All in fine d/jkts. No ownership inscriptions. (20)

Ngaio Marsh "Vintage Murder", Geoffrey Bles, 1949 in good edgeworn d/jkt, ownership stamp to front endpaper, library stamp on copyright page

Lot: 45

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £30
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Ngaio Marsh Vintage Murder, Geoffrey Bles, 1949 in good edgeworn d/jkt, ownership stamp to front endpaper, library stamp on copyright page (no other markings) foxing to fore-edge; and other Ngaio Marsh crime including Spinsters of Jeopardy, Collins, 1954, 1st Edn in slightly chipped d/jkt, A Man Lay Dead Collins 1981 in VG d/jkt and others in mixed condition. (14)

John D. Macdonald novels including "The Moving Target", Alfred Knopf, 1949, in price-clipped d/jkt, browned throughout;

Lot: 46

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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John D. Macdonald novels including The Moving Target, Alfred Knopf, 1949, in price-clipped d/jkt, browned throughoutMurder for the Bride, Robert Hale, 1977, 1st UK Edn.in price-clipped d/jkt; Wine of the Dreamers Greenberg, 1951, 1st Edn, in complete but heavily tape-stained d/jkt, endpapers browned; and a selection of others in mixed condition, three ex-library. (10)

John Rhode fiction comprising "The Vanishing Diary", Geoffrey Bles, 1961, 1st Edn, in worn d/jkt, the book in VG condition;

Lot: 47

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £15 - £20
SOLD £10
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John Rhode fiction comprising The Vanishing Diary, Geoffrey Bles, 1961, 1st Edn, in worn d/jkt, the book in VG condition; The Motor Rally Mystery, 1938, p/bk in chipped wraps; and a poor copy of Robbery with Violence, 1957 in repaired d/jkt and ink marks to publications list. (3)