Twilight, Rand, Tolkien, and King are no surprise in the fiction top 10. But what about Robert Frost and Chaucer? Both made the list in November 2009. The non-fiction list
features the familiar (Sumo, Ruscha, and a signed Easton Press title) and the unusual (a Japanese photo book from the Vietnam War, gold mine maps from 1896,
and an association copy of Game of Chess: A Poem published in 1736).
|#1||$5,200.00||Twilight books / signed by / Pattison / Steward/ Myers|
|#2||$2,088.00||AYN RAND ATLAS SHRUGGED FIRST EDITION 1ST PRINTING 1957|
|#3||$2,011.26||The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien 1954 First|
|#4||$1,653.89||Stephen King The Stand Signed Limited Black Coffin Box|
|#5||$1,025.00||The Midnight House -- signed advance reader copy|
|#6||$1,000.00||HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER'S STONE SIGNED J.K. ROWLING|
|#7 tie||$999.00||MOUNTAIN INTERVAL by ROBERT FROST 1st *SIGNED in 1917*|
|#7 tie||$999.00||Catch 22 Joseph Heller 1st Printing NF/NF|
|#9||$938.59||Chaucer-CANTEBURY TALES-W. Russell Flint 3 vols RARE|
|#10||$900.00||To My Sons By Harold Bell Wright 1st edition|
Listed by a Canadian seller, the 4 books in the Twilight saga were signed by the author and actors Pattison and Stewart. It sold with a single bid.
Another Canadian seller sold this 1st edition, 1st printing of Ayn Rand's 1957 title. It was listed as like new in a "fine original DJ."
The Fellowship of the Ring
Listed by a UK seller in very good condition, the 1st edition attracted 25 bids to sell for $2,011.26.
4 bids took the signed limited edition in a black coffin box to $1,653.89. The US seller listed it in very good condition and offered "Free Shipping if you BUT IT NOW."
The Midnight House
The signed advance reader copy in new condition attracted 40 bids. Listed by alexberenson, the copy was sold to benefit "City Harvest, a charity in New York."
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Listed in like new condition, the signed 1st edition Scholastic paperback sold for $1,000.
The 1916 1st edition was signed the following year. It was listed in very good condition and sold as a BIN. The US seller notes this was the 1st Frost book to be published in the United States and points to 2 errors in the 1st state that are present in this copy.
In a tie for the #7 position, a 1st edition, 1st printing of Catch 22 sold with a single bid.
20 bids took this 3-volume 1913 limited edition with "original limp vellum boards ... 36 mounted colour plates ... by Sir Russell Flint" to $938.59. It was listed by a UK seller.
To My Sons
Harrold Bell Wright
Sold with a single bid, the 1934 1st edition in very good condition brought $900.
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