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Auction No 413, Category: Literature

27 Lots (displaying 1 - 20)

Folio Society books in slipcases, some in sets, mostly VG/VF, the "Grimm’s Fairy Tales" and one other are faded. No inscriptions. (18)

Lot: 1

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £70
SOLD £36
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Folio Society books in slipcases, some in sets, mostly VG/VF, the Grimm's Fairy Tales and one other are faded. No inscriptions. (18)     

Folio Society books in slipcases, some in sets including Oscar Wilde in three volumes. Mostly VG/VF

Lot: 2

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £40
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Folio Society books in slipcases, some in sets including Oscar Wilde in three volumes. Mostly VG/VF but the slipcase of Notable Historical Trials is split, and Arabian Nights has a slightly marked spine. No inscriptions. (28)

Mary Renault "The Alexander Trilogy: Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, Funeral Games". Folio Society, 2013, very fine set in fine slipcase;

Lot: 7

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £92
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Mary Renault The Alexander Trilogy: Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, Funeral Games. Folio Society, 2013, very fine set in fine slipcase; together with two other Folio Society publications, and an unrelated title.

Mervyn Peake "The Gormenghast Trilogy", Folio Society, 2000, the second printing, very fine set of three volumes, pictorial cloth,

Lot: 16

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £86
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Mervyn Peake The Gormenghast Trilogy, Folio Society, 2000, the second printing, very fine set of three volumes, pictorial cloth, in the issued slipcase, the slipcase near fine (tiny mark on top panel).

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.

Salman Rushdie "Satanic Verses", Viking, 1988, 1st Edition, 1st printing, in complete d/jkt, signed by the author on title page

Lot: 18

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £350 - £450
SOLD £330
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Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses, Viking, 1988, 1st Edition, 1st printing, in complete d/jkt, signed by the author on title page, the book & jacket both VF.

Robert Louis Stevenson "Treasure Island", illustrated by Ralph Steadman, 1985, First Edn., in d/jkt, signed by the artist on front endpaper;

Lot: 19

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £100
SOLD £155
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Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, 1985, First Edn., in d/jkt, signed by the artist on front endpaper; and other first editions in d/jkts of Ralph Steadman illustrated works comprising Animal Farm, The Complete Alice and Scar Strangled Banger. All fine in fine d/jkts. (4)

Alice Walker "The Color Purple", Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, the 10th Anniversary edition, 1st printing, signed by the author on title page.

Lot: 21

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £120
SOLD £100
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Alice Walker The Color Purple, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, the 10th Anniversary edition, 1st printing, signed by the author on title page. Fine, in complete d/jkt and Waterstone's publicity band, the jacket with some slight creasing at periphery.

Bill Bryson "A Walk in the Woods", Doubleday, 1997, First edition in complete d/jkt, signed by the author on title page. Very fine.

Lot: 25

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £32
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Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods, Doubleday, 1997, First edition in complete d/jkt, signed by the author on title page. Very fine. 

Leo Tolstoy "War and Peace", Folio Society, illustrated by Igor Karash, 2014, first printing, two volumes in slipcase, very fine,

Lot: 28

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £88
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Leo Tolstoy War and Peace, Folio Society, illustrated by Igor Karash, 2014, first printing, two volumes in slipcase, very fine, the base of the slipcase with slight shelfwear. 

James Joyce "Ulysses", Easton Press, 1996, illustrations by Henri Matisse, bound in full leather, gilt, very fine.

Lot: 29

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £68
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James Joyce Ulysses, Easton Press, 1996, illustrations by Henri Matisse, bound in full leather, gilt, very fine.

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)                  

James Boswell "The Life of Samuel Johnson", 3 vols, and "The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides", Easton Press 1993, all in full leather, gilt,

Lot: 33

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £42
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James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, 3 vols, and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Easton Press 1993, all in full leather, gilt, very fine. (4)

A selection of Easton Press leather bound volumes in very fine condition including Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson & Tennyson. (10)

Lot: 35

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £100
SOLD £105
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A selection of Easton Press leather bound volumes in very fine condition including Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson & Tennyson. (10)

A selection of American Literature, all Easton Press leather bound volumes in very fine condition. (6)

Lot: 36

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £62
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A selection of American Literature, all Easton Press leather bound volumes in very fine condition. (6)  

Richard F. Burton "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night" together with "Supplemental Nights", Easton Press, 1994, set of 17 volumes,

Lot: 37

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £150 - £200
SOLD £185
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Richard F. Burton The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night together with Supplemental Nights, Easton Press, 1994, set of 17 volumes, leather bound, gilt, very fine, all bar one still in shrinkwrap. (17)

"Sacred Writings: Confucian, Hebrew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan", Easton Press, Millennium Edition, 2 volumes; full leather, gilt,

Lot: 49

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
UNSOLD
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Sacred Writings: Confucian, Hebrew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan, Easton Press, Millennium Edition, 2 volumes; full leather, gilt, raised bands, gilt-edged, ribbon bookmarkers. Mint condition. (2)

"English Poetry", 3 volumes, and "Prefaces & Prologues to Famous Books", Easton Press, Millennium Edition,full leather, gilt,

Lot: 50

  • Auction Date: Wed 9th Nov 2022 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
UNSOLD
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English Poetry, 3 volumes, and Prefaces & Prologues to Famous Books, Easton Press, Millennium Edition, full leather, gilt, raised bands, gilt-edged, ribbon bookmarkers. A plate of Shakespeare has a small abrasion o/w condition is mint. (4)