In the leadup to Christmas, eBay fiction top 10 was led by a signed 1st edition of Suttree. The Cormac McCarthy volume was way ahead of the pack, selling for more than double the sale price of #2. Others on the list ranged from a signed Conrad title to a 1922 Clement Woods book. The non-fiction list was headed by a signed limited edition of Paul McCartney's Blackbird Singing, followed by Easton Press' Long Walk to Freedom and a 1982 title by a college professor who believed the US government was taking control of her mind; the book was self published.
|#1||$4,000.00||Suttree by Cormac McCarthy First Edition, Signed|
|#2||$1,801.50||To Kill a Mockingbird First Edition Signed|
|#3||$1,704.00||Within The Tides - Joseph Conrad, Autographed!|
|#4||$1,450.00||Clement Wood SIGNED 1st Nigger 1922 African Literature|
|#5||$1,403.80||RARE 1ST PRINTING HARRY POTTER CHAMBER SECRETS- ROWLING|
|#6||$1,200.00||Firestarter by Stephen King signed limited 1st edition|
|#7||$1,299.95||Joseph Heller --CATCH-22 1st ptg HCDJ Signed|
|#8||$1,075.00||The Secret Soldier by Alex Berenson (2011, Unabridge...|
|#9 tie||$1,000.00||BRADBURY, DARK CARNIVAL, ARKHAM. SGD. 1ST.ED. HC/DJ|
|#9 tie||$1,000.00||"A" BY ANDY WARHOL 1968 SIGNED 1ST EDITION W/DRAWING|
Listed as a fine copy, the signed 1st edition sold as a best offer.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The 1960 signed 1st edition attracted 11 bids to close at $1,801.50.
Within the Tides
Published in 1916, the hardcover in dust jacket was signed by the author. Several items were included in the listing; these included "a letter from Josephs [sic] widow to the person who the book was signed for.... A photograph of Joseph Conrad sitting in a lawn chair in his garden shortly before his death" and several newspaper clippings. The listing attracted 25 bids.
Signed by the author on the first page, the hardcover sold as a best offer.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Listed by a London seller, the 1st printing sold as a best offer.
The signed limited edition in like-new condition sold as a best offer. It was #187 of 725. It was described as in "fine condition in near fine dustjacket." It was listed by a New Zealand seller.
Signed by the author, the like new signed 1st edition sold as a BIN.
The Secret Soldier
The charity auction of the "'#1'" softcover advance copy" was donated by the author. After 20 bids, it sold for $1,075.
A single bid won the signed, 1st edition hardcover.
Coming in at #10, the signed 1st edition sold after 2 bids. The 1968 publication was described as in like new condition.
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