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Special limited editions have long appeared in all three top 10 categories. In April 2011, though, the Antiquarian and Collectible list contained an unusual three signed limited
editions. From the Taschen Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made to Lady Chatterley's Lover issued in a privately printed signed
edition prior to the first trade publication to Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own the titles range from 1928 to 2009.
Fiction Top 10
||Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep First Edition 1968
||Autographed L.M. Montgomery vintage Anne of the Island
||The little prince-Le petit prince 1943 1st edition
||Bernard Cornwell "Sharpe's Sword" 1st Ed 1983 Scarce
||Full Dark, No Stars-Stephen King Signed Lid. Remarqued
||Private auction- The Shadow Rising- Robert Jordan
||jack kerouac doctor sax signed 1st first PB evergreen
||Stephen King EYES OF THE DRAGON Signed in RED Limited
||STEPHEN KING: THE STAND SIGNED DATED US 1ST T39
||Beyond The Wall of Sleep By H P Lovecraft
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Philip K. Dick
The 1st edition in very good condition with a dust jacket in good condition sold after 13 bids.
Containing "an extremely rare autograph by the author," the book sold as a Best Offer.
The 1st edition, 2nd printing 1943 French edition of The Little Prince published by Reynal & Hitchcock was listed in good condition by a Canadian seller. It sold
for $1,300 after 23 bids.
Listed by a UK seller, the 1983 1st edition was described as "a near fine copy ... in a near fine wrapper." After 12 bids, it sold for $1,293.66.
Coming in at #5 is #250 of the Deluxe Special Edition. Not only was it signed by the author, it contains an original art by Glenn Chadbourne. It sold to benefit
The Haven Foundations, begun by King. It sold after 20 bids.
The signed 1st edition sold as a Best Offer.
Published in 1959 by Grove Evergreen, the signed, very good condition softcover sold as a Best Offer.
Part of a 250 limited edition numbered in red, this is #120 and contains "rare two signatures."Both book and slip-case are described as in like new condition. It sold after 3 bids.
The UK seller listing this US 1st edition noted it was fine in a fine dust jacket. The code on the copyright page read T39.
The 1943 Arkham publication is 1 of 1,217 copies. It sold for $1,000 after a single bid.
Non-Fiction Top 10
||WILLIAM KLEIN NEW YORK/ROME/MOSCOW/TOKYO - FULL SET
||Botanical miscellany [becoming The journal of Botany].
||Rare 1679 Beekeeping Book Rusden bees apiculture 1st ed
||Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela signed -Easton
||The Dictionarie of the French and English tongues 1611
||Bradshaw Art of the Kimberley
||HARRY CALLAHAN: PHOTOGRAPHS RARE EL MOCHUELO GALLERY!
||Edward Ruscha TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS 3rd Ed 1969
||MANLIO MORGAGNI ITALIA IMPERIALE PARR/AUER - NO RESERVE
||COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE (FOUR VOLUMES) 1784
In this set are 4 of William Klein's city books. The oldest was New York, published in Italy in 1956; it was a fine copy in a new fine dust jacket. Next,
in the same
condition, was Rome, published by Viking in 1959. The third volume was Moscow, published by Crown Publishers in 1964 and in fine condition
with a very good plus dust jacket. Tokyo was also published by Crown, this time in 1964. It was in fine condition with a near fine dust jacket.
The set sold for $6,500 as a Best Offer.
Later titled The Journal of Botany, this journal was published in Edinburgh. The listing, by an Australian seller, consisted of 7 volume with 223 engraved plates. The
set sold for $4,856.40 as BIN.
A Further Discovery of Bees, Treating of the Nature, Government, Generation & Preservation of the Bee, with the Experiments and Improvements Arising From the Keeping of
Them in Transparent Boxes, Instead of Straw-Hives
Written to the "Bee-Master to King Charles II" and published by the author in London in 1679, the volume is bound in "full black morocco by Philip Dusel, all edges gilt."
After 9 bids, it sold for $3,449.
The signed Easton Press copy is 1 of 2000 published in this edition. Listed in as new condition, it sold for $3,100 as a Best Offer.
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues
Listed "in a modern library binding," the 1611 dictionary is ex-library. It sold for $2,000 as a Best Offer.
Bradshaw Art of the Kimberley
Graham L. Walsh
The Australian seller listed this book which "has only been published once in a limited edition." Calling it "scholarly and detailed," the seller notes that Walsh
"spent much of his adult life researching the "Bradshaw: paintings in the dangerous and remote Kimberly region of northern Australia." After 10 bids, it sold for
just over $1,500 US dollars.
Coming in at #7, Callahan's Photographs was published in a limited edition of 1500 in 1964. The copy sold after 14 bids.
Sold as a Best Offer, the 3rd edition 1969 book was part of a limited edition of 3000.
Rivista Illustrata Del Popolo D'Italia
Stefano Bricarelli and others
Published in Milan in 1937, the very good+ elephant folio was called "'The best italiam propaganda photobook from the fascist era ...'" by Parr and Badger in The
Photobook, quoted in the listing by the U.S. seller. It received 18 bids.
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean
Undertaking by the Command of His Majesty ...
Better known as Cook's Third Voyage, the 4-volume set sold for $1,111 after 20 bids.
Antiquarian & Collectible Top 5
||AMERICA: 1671 - ARNOLDUS MONTANUS - RARE 340 YEARS OLD!
||SIGNED FINE D H LAWRENCE LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER 1928
||VIRGINIA WOOLF Room of One's Own SIGNED LIMITED EDITION
||David Roberts Holy Land Leather 3 vol Set 1855 lithos
||Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon": The Greatest Movie Never
De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld of Beschryving van America en & apost Zuid-Land
Arnoldus Montanus, 1625-1683
The 1671 1st edition was published in Amsterdam by Jacob Meurs. It sold for $9.999.99 after a single bid.
Coming in at #2 is a signed 1928 "privately printed limited edition" copy, #771 for 1000. Listed in "fine condition uncut pages never read." After 5 bids, it sold for
Another signed limited edition, this one was published in 1929 in London, shortly before the 1st trade edition. Among the 450 signed and numbered copies sold by the publisher,
this is #301. See the listing for more details about the distribution of this edition.
The 1855 collection of lithographs in 3 volumes sold as a Best Offer.
The Holy Land
Syria Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia
Lithographs from the the drawings of David Roberts RA.
Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon
The Greatest Movie Never Made
A Taschen special limited edition boxed set in mint condition, the book listed by a UK seller sold for $5,790.05 after a single bid.
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