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In August 2010, Stephen King dominated the Fiction Top 10 with an ARC of Night Shift coming in at #1. Another writer who placed more than once was Robert E.
Howard whose Arkham House science fiction publications The Rarest Solomon Kane Wandering Star and Skull Facecame in at #4 and #5.
Napoleon (Taschen) topped the non-fiction
list with both recent and titles over a century old filling in the rest. A 1878 Chess Strategy, by Sam Loyd, a pair of 1880s Alice in Wonderland
and an 1880s Dr. Thorne, by Trollope were among the older titles on the non-fiction list. If you are scratching you head at a Trollope novel listed as Books >
Nonfiction, you are not alone. In the Antiquarian and Collectible category, a 1655 Don Quijote de la Mancha lead the pack at $20,000, followed by a book of hours,
a 1475 Cicero title, a Vince Lombardi 1st edition, and a Shakespeare second folio of Romeo and Juliet.
Fiction Top 10
||Stephen King - Rarest ARC / PROOF - NIGHT SHIFT - NEL
||George Martin Collector's Edition Books (Reduce Price*)
||The Secretary of Dreams by Stephen King LETTERED STATE
||Robert E. Howard THE RAREST SOLOMON KANE WANDERING STAR
||SKULL FACE ROBERT E HOWARD HANNES BOK ARKHAM 1ST HC DJ
||THE STAND COMPLETE & UNCUT KING NEW SIGNED#823 LIMITED
||Fante, John. Ask the Dust. Stackpole Sons, 1939
||Stephen King's Secretary of Dreams Matching Set ..#703
||The Convict by James Lee Burke (1985, Hardcover)
||HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND HODGSON BOK ARKHAM 1ST HC DJ
The UK seller sold "the rarest Stephen King ARC / Proof." After 4 bids, it sold for $5,384.40.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin
The 3 Collector's Edition books in the Song of Fire and Ice Series were opened only once. Signed and numbered, they sold as a BIN.
The the condition described as brand new, this 1st edition, signed copy is 1 of 52. It sold after a single bid for $1,500.00.
The Savage Tale of Solomon Kane
Robert E. Howard
Described as "1 OF ONLY 50! MOST LIMITED STATE! MINT!" the book sold for $1,499.99 after a single bid.
The Arkham House 1946 publication in very good condition is a 1st edition, part of the 1st printing of 3004 copies.
Sold at $1,000 after 1 bid. "the complete & uncut 1st limited expanded signed edition #823 out of 1200."
10 bids took the 1939 book to $899.98.
Secretary of Dreams
vol. 1 and vol. 2
The New Zealand seller listed the 2 volumes in brand new condition.
When asked why the listed called the book both "very good" and "like new," the seller replied, "I'm selling it for a family member he called it very goood. I think
it is in mint condition."
House on the Borderland
William Hope Hodgson
The 1946 Arkham House 1st edition was 1 of 3014. It sold as a BIN.
Non-Fiction Top 10
||Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon BOOK Taschen NEW Sealed OOP
||Chess Strategy - Sam Loyd - 1878
||PETER LIK 25TH ANNIV. BOOK, BRAND NEW lEATHER BOUND
||Henri Cartier Breeson The Decisive Moment 1952
||ALICE IN WONDERLAND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS 1883 1884 RARE
||Handbook of Nitride Semiconductors and Devices by Hadis Morkoc (2008, Hardcover)
||BRITISH GAME BIRDS AND WILDFOWL Morris, Beverley R
||DOCTOR THORNE. A NOVEL [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLS.]
||RARE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AUTOBIOGRAPHY - c.1943 - SIGNED)
||CROSS & COCKADE JOURNAL VOL.1-5 w/Indexes & Vols 6-16
Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon
The Greatest Movie Never Made
The 2009 Taschen publication in brand new condition sold as a BIN.
A Treatise Upon the Art of
The seller described is as "rare original edition of Sam Loyd's famous work." The auction attracted 78 bids to close at $1,325.
The leather-bound volume is described as in "mint condition."
The 1952 Verve Editions publication is described as a 1st edition in "superb condition" in a good condition dust jacket. It sold as a Best Offer.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
After 39 bids, the 2 1883 volumes in acceptable condition sold for $1,100.
Handbook of Nitride Semiconductors and Devices
Sold as a BIN, the 2008 hardcover tied for 5th place.
British Game Birds and Waterfowl
Beverley R. Morris
Another BIN purchase, the 3rd edition volume in very good condition was listed by a UK seller.
A surprise entry in the non-fiction category, the 1858 Trollope novel in 3 volumes sold for $995.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
The signed 1943 th printing sold for $975.
Cross & Cockade Journal
Vols. 1-5 with indexes
The Society of World War I Aero Historians dating from the early 1960s sold for $950 as a BIN
Antiquarian & Collectible Top 5
||1655 Original DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA QUIXOTE RARE
||$11,600.001507 BOOK OF HOURS PRINTED AND ILLUMINATED ON VELLUM
||1475 CICERO, Epistolae ad Familiares, INCUNABULA
||Run to Daylight: signed by Vince Lombardi First Edition
||Shakespeare SECOND FOLIO 1632 Romeo and Juliet 4 Plays
Don Quijote de la Mancha
Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
The Spanish seller listed this 1655 work with little description.
Described as an "extremely scarce post-incunabula edition of a wonderful Parisian Book of Hours," the auction attracted 34 bids and brought the Italian seller $11,600.
Epistolae ad Familiares
Marcus Tullio Cicero
Listed by a US seller, the book sold for $8,990 after 37 bids.
A signed 1st edition of Lombardi's 1963 book was listed in very good condition in a near fine dust jacket.
[Four plays plus the preface from William Shakespeare's Second Folio]
Listed by a US seller, the 1632 volume sold for $7,700.
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