Fortune favored the UK and France in June. Sellers from the two countries made a strong showing, garnering 4 spots in the fiction top 10 and 5 in the non-fiction group. One UK seller did especially well, selling 2 James Bond novels.
It was a good month for books published during or after 1950. In fact, the #1 fiction work dated from 2008. The book Devil May Care, in the Penguin Bentley Bond series, gave the sleuth 3 appearances on the list. Will July bring more European Union countries to the top 10?
|#1||$3,103.26||Devil May Care - Sebastian Faulks - Bentley Bond Series|
|#2||$1,650.00||Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (1985)|
|#3||$1,501.58||Dick Francis DEAD CERT Rare 1962 Hardcover Edition|
|#4||$1,243.30||RARE 1ST IAN FLEMING JAMES BOND HB DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER|
|#5||$1,125.00||ROBERT JORDAN Eye of the Word 1st Edition Set ARC PROOF|
|#6||$1,046.00||Edward Abbey, 1st novel, Jonathan Troy, 1954, 1st Ed|
|#7||$966.00||1975 ICEBERG Clive Cussler - 1st Ed HCDJ Very RARE|
|#8||$820.86||RARE FIRST 1ST IAN FLEMING JAMES BOND LIVE AND LET DIE|
|#9||$810.00||AUTOGRAPHED FIRST EDITION COPY OF CUJO BY STEPHEN KING|
|#10||$799..00||I Robot - Isaac Asimov - HC 1st - Dustjacket SCARCE|
Devil May Care
Listed by a UK seller, the Penguin Limited Bentley Bond Edition attracted 8 bids in the private auction. The leather-bound hardcover is #188 of 300 and is housed in a "custom made plexiglass slip case."
25 bids took this 1985 publication from a starting bid of $.99 to $1,650.
Listed by a UK seller, this 1962 hardcover sold as a best offer. Described as "the 2nd impression ... (true first edition was published one month earlier." It was in very good condition in a good dust jacket. The seller notes, "Although this is not being sold as a signed copy, there is ... a signature to the inner front flap of the d/w which may be Dick Francis'."
Diamonds are Forever.
Another UK seller listed this true first, designating ChildAid to Russia & the Republics as the charity to receive 15% o f the selling price. The book sold with 18 bids. The same seller sold #8.
Eye of the World
Listed as a 1st edition set, the hardcover in very fine condition is accompanied by a very fine Advance Reading Copy and a "heavily marked" proof. 48 bids pushed the selling price to $1,125. Note: After Top 10 was published, the seller wrote BookThink, indicating why the book sold for so much. He wrote that the auction "included an editorial letter and the proof was marked up by the author's editor and widow."
The 1st edition very good+ hardcover in a very good dust jacket received 31 bids
A 1st edition of the author's 2nd book, this copy was described as in excellent condition with a very good dust jacket. The auction received 17 bids.
Live and let Die
Sold by the UK seller of #4, the 1st edition is described as "ultra-rare." It received 15 bids.
A "signed limited edition box set," the 1981 volume sold for $810 after 14 bids.
The 1950 1st edition is described as a very good+ book in a fair dust jacket. The US seller called it, "A truly SCARCE book and a classic in the field of Science fiction." It sold for $799 on a single bid.
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