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The May 2011 fiction top 10 features Tolkien, Grisham, Trollope, Faulkner, Burroughs, King, Fleming, and Gibson, along with 2 copies of A Game of Thrones. Of these, 3
sold as Best Offers, 1 sold as a BIN, and 6 were auctions. In the non-fiction category, there were 4 Best Offers, 2 BINs, and 4 auctions.
The Antiquarian & Collectible category was diverse with Karl Marx's Capital sitting aside Oscar Wilde's poetry, Theodore Roosevelt's game hunting in Africa,
Mirour for Magistrates, and Winnie the Pooh.
Fiction Top 10
||LORD OF THE RINGS - FIRST USA PRINTINGS - HFT SET!
||Game of Thrones signed and limited George R. R. Martin
||GEORGE R,R MARTIN - A GAME OF THRONES - SIGNED LTD ED
||HC ' A TIME TO KILL ' BY JOHN GRISHAM '1ST ED.'
||He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope in RARE PARTS
||*rare* THE CAT INSIDE by WILLIAM BURROUGHS ~SIGNED~
||The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 1st ediiton!
||Cyberpunk WILLIAM GIBSON Neuromancer 1st Ed 1st Book
||Stephen King Dark Tower Signed Limited Edition V,VI,VII
||IAN FLEMING - CASINO ROYALE - VERY RARE 1ST 1954 W/DJ
Lord of the Rings
Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
Return on the King
The 3 1st editions sold for $3,000 after 23 bids. Fellowship of the Ring was listed in fine condition in a 1st edition/later printing dust jacket. The other
books were 1st/1st editions in the 1st/1st dust jackets.
Listed in like new condition, the signed limited edition volume attracted 3 bids. It is #48 of 500 in the deluxe slipcased edition and was listed by an Irish seller.
Another copy of A Game of Thrones was sold by a UK seller. It attracted 14 bids and sold for $1,342.63.
The 1st edition hardcover in dust jacket sold as a Best Offer.
The Trollope novel dated from 1868-69 and was published in parts. It was listed as "first edition, first printing in the rare original 32 weekly parts ....
in a custom-made chemise and box." The listing is detailed and worth a closer look.
The 1968 hardcover was signed by the author and the artist, Brion Gysin. Listed in fine condition, #97 of 133 sold after a single bid.
The 1931 1st UK edition sold as a Best Offer.
Coming in at #8, the 1st UK edition was listed in fine condition in a "bright and clean" dust jacket. It sold as a best offer.
Dark Tower Series
Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower
Volumes V, VI, and VII of the Dark Tower Series limited edition were published in 5 volumes. Each in this set is #378 of the limited edition, which ranged from 1350-1500
copies. They are signed by both the author and the artist. Each volume was published in its own slipcase.
A 1st edition in very good+/fine condition with a fine- dust jacket sold as a best offer.
Non-Fiction Top 10
||Paul McCartney BLACKBIRD SINGING Signed LTD 1st
||Chronicles by Bob Dylan SIGNED 1st Edition
||Jeff Koons [SIGNED] (Hardcover) TASCHEN - LIKE NEW
||Helen Levitt : A Way of Seeing - First Edition
||RARE 89 WING CHUN GUNG FU RANDY WILLIAMS KARATE KUNG FU
||The Decisive Moment Photographyby Henri Cartier Bresson
||1960 LITHOGRAPHS OF MARC CHAGALL VOL. 1 MOURLOT BOOK!
||Dreams from My Father. Barack Obama FIRST EDITION 1995
||6th/Sixth Printing June 1944 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Book
||IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT MCKINLEY Derrydale 1931 HCDJ
Poems and Lyrics, 1965-2001
Paul McCartney and Adrian Mitchell
"This slipcased, numbered and signed edition ... is limited to a printing of 250 copies." It sold as a best offer.
The signed 1st edition of Dylan's autobiography with a "limited edition song sampler" was listed in very good condition and sold as a BIN.
Taschen's signed limited edition was limited to 1500 copies. Listed in like new condition by a Canadian seller, this copy sold as a Best Offer.
Sold as a Best Offer, the 1965 1st edition was described as in like new condition.
Wing Chun Gung Fu
The Explosive Art of Close Range Combat
Listed in very good condition, the 1989 paperback sold as a BIN.
The 1st American edition in excellent condition sold after 9 bids for $1,125 after a certain amount of confusion by the seller who wrote in the text that he
never stated the book was in good condition as item specifics once indicated and that he has tried to list a BIN price of $1550 to no avail.
The Lithographs of Chagall
Marc Chagall and Fernand Mourlot
Listed in very good condition in a fair condition dust jacket, the 1960 1st edition sold as a Best Offer.
Sold as a Best Offer, 1st edition was listed by a novice bookseller.
A 6th printing 1944, the very good condition copy sold for $810 after 10 bids.
In the Shadow of Mount McKinley
William N. Beach
The 1931 Derrydale Press publication was 1 of 750 copies published "during the depression era." It attracted 10 bids and sold for $762.
Antiquarian & Collectible Top 5
||AMERICAN GAME TRAILS SIGNED THEODORE ROOSEVELT #79/500
||Mirour for Megistrates 1610 Shakespeare Sackville Lear
||WINNIE THE POOH SERIES/RARE 1stEd/4 VOLS/A.A.MILNE/1924
||VERY RARE TRUE 1ST! Prophet by Kahlil Gibran HB 9123
||KARL MARX CAPITAL. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION NEW YORK 1889
African Game Trails
An Account of the African Wanderings of an American
The signed 1910 2-volume set was #79 of 500 sets published. Both book and dust jacket were in near fine condition and sold for $7,200 after 2 bids.
Coming in at #2, the 1610 5-part was bound into a single volume "in the 17th century." It sold for $6,999 after 16 bids.
Winnie the Pooh Series
When We Were Young
Winnie the Pooh
Now We are Six
The House at Pooh Corner
53 bids took the 4 volumes to $6,600. When We Were Young, published in 1924, was described as "near fine with a near fine dust jacket." Winnie the Pooh,
published in 1926, was a near fine book in a facsimile dust jacket. The 3rd volume, Now We are Six was published in 1927 and was a near fine 1st edition in a 1st edition dust jacket. In 1928, The
House at Pooh Corner was published. It was signed by the author and was in near fine condition in a near fine dust jacket.
Calling it a "very rare true 1st," the US seller listed the volume as in very good condition with no dust jacket. It sold as a Best Offer.
An Analysis of Capitalist Production
The UK seller called the book a "rare first English edition of the most influential book of the modern era." It attracted 8 bids and sold for $6020.59.
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