The saga of Aegard makes clear that what you see on eBay isn't always what happened. After a long run in the Antiquarian Top 5, Aegard is now not a registered user and his auctions were pulled. In this column, we report what eBay shows in search results and in individual listings. What we don't - and can't - usually know is whether what we see there is true. So take a grain of salt along with Top 10, and we'll keep trying to get it as on target as the information allows.
|#1||$2,500.00||HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE First Edition dj|
|#2||$2,030.00||1960 To Kill a Mockingbird 1st ED Harper Lee|
|#3||$1,800.00||"87 1ST SIGN-THE BROOM OF THE SYSTEM -D. FOSTER WALLACE|
|#4||$1,025.00||ROMANCERO GITANO*LORCA*RARE 1928 1ST*GYPSY BALLADS*SPAN|
|#5||$1,023.16||S. Sassoon-1ST-MEMOIRS OF A FOXHUNTING MAN-SIGNED-RARE|
|#6||$1,003.88||Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Random House|
|#7||$950.00||Stephen King Cycle of the Werewolf #169/350 signed|
|#8||$910.00||Twilight Stephenie Meyer 2005 SIGNED FULL SIGNATURE|
|#9||$889.89||No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (2005)|
|#10||$799.53||Ian Fleming-1st Ed-GOLDGINGER-First imp 1959 HB/DJ|
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Sold as a BIN, the 1998 1st edition, 1st printing was described as fine in a fine dust jacket.
To Kill a Mockingbird
34 bids took the 1st edition from the starting bid of $14.99 to sell for $2,030. Flaws mentioned included "minor shelf wear" and a name inscribed inside.
The Broom of the System
David Foster Wallace
The signed 1st edition, 1st printing was described as in mint condition. It sold as a Best Offer.
Romancero Gitano 1924-1927
Federico Garcia Lorca
The leather-bound 1928 volume was described as a "rare first edition" and ex-library. After 18 bids, it sold for $1,025.
Memoirs of a Foxhunting Man
Listed by a UK seller, the signed 1st edition was part of a limited edition of 300 that included signatures of both Sassoon and the artist. Described as "appears unread," both the cover and dust jacket are in very good condition. The auction attracted 18 bids.
A 1st edition described as an "excellent unmarked copy with unclipped dust jacket," the volume attracted 13 bids and sold for $1,003.88.
Cycle of the Werewolf
Described as a "fine copy in dustjacket and slipcase," the 1st edition is #169 of 350 published.
The 1st edition, 1st printing was signed by the author. 20 bids took it from $.99 to $910.
No Country for Old Men
#79 of a limited edition of 300, the unread book in slipcase was signed by the author.
Despite being called "Goldginger" in the auction title, the copy of Goldfinger sold for $799.53. It was listed by a UK seller and attracted 21 bids.
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