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Auction date Friday, 17 June 2022 10:30 - 17:30 BST

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Friday 17th June at 10.30am

Including property from the library of a remarkable collector of English literature, who sought out important association copies and first editions of the works of Hardy, Lawrence, Austen, Fleming, Tolkien, Milne, Trollope et al (Lots 1-49).

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Lot 1 Sold
[AUSTEN, JANE]: MANSFIELD PARK
London, T. Egerton, 1814

FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.…
Hammer price: £22,000
Estimate: £8,000 - £15,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 2 Sold
[AUSTEN, JANE]: EMMA
London, John Murray, 1816

FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.…
Hammer price: £15,000
Estimate: £8,000 - £15,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 3 Sold
[AUSTEN, JANE]: NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION
London, John Murray, 1818.

FIRST EDITION. 4 vols…
Hammer price: £10,500
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 4 Sold
[BRONTË, CHARLOTTE]. BELL, CURRER: VILLETTE
London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1853

FIRST EDITION. 3…
Hammer price: £4,000
Estimate: £4,000 - £8,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 5 Sold
[BRONTË, CHARLOTTE]. BELL, CURRER: THE PROFESSOR, A TALE
London, Smith, Elder & Co 1857

FIRST EDITION. 2…
Hammer price: £2,800
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 6 Sold
CHRISTIE, AGATHA: HALLOWE'EN PARTY
London, Collins Crime Club, 1969

PRESENTATION…
Hammer price: £1,700
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 7 Sold
CHRISTIE, AGATHA: ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER
London, Collins Crime Club, 1972

PRESENTATION…
Hammer price: £1,700
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 8 Sold
CHRISTIE, AGATHA: POIROT'S EARLY CASES
London, Collins Crime Club, 1974.

PRESENTATION…
Hammer price: £1,800
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 9 Sold
CHRISTIE, AGATHA; THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
London, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1921

FIRST…
8 Addison Mansions, Blythe Road W14 tipped in at the rear “My Dear Pop, The book is out at last….”.…
Hammer price: £16,000
Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 10 Sold
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
London, George Newnes, 1902

FIRST EDITION, first…
Hammer price: £2,000
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 11 Sold
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN: THE ADVENTURES & MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
London, George Newnes, 1892 & 1894 [1893].

FIRST…
Hammer price: £5,000
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 12 Unsold
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN: THE WHITE COMPANY
Smith, Elder & Co, 1891

FIRST EDITION, one of…
Estimate: £7,000 - £11,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 13 Sold
FLEMING, IAN: CASINO ROYALE
London, Jonathan Cape, 1953

FIRST EDITION, IN…
Hammer price: £8,000
Estimate: £8,000 - £15,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 14 Sold
FLEMING, IAN: DR. NO
London, Jonathan Cape, 1958

FIRST EDITION. 8vo.,…
Hammer price: £950
Estimate: £800 - £1,500
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 15 Unsold
FLEMING, IAN: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
London, Jonathan Cape, 1963

FIRST EDITION, no.…
Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 16 Unsold
FLEMING, IAN: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
London, Jonathan Cape, 1964

FIRST EDITION.…
Estimate: £8,000 - £15,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 17 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS:THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE
London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1878

FIRST EDITION.…
Some slight wear with a few gatherings slightly shaken, upper hinge of volume 1 a little delicate. …
Hammer price: £3,600
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 18 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
London, Tinsley Brothers, 1876

FIRST ONE VOLUME …
Hammer price: £260
Estimate: £200 - £400
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 19 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
London, James R. Osgood & McIlvaine, 1891

FIRST…
Provenance: Frederick B. Adams, director of the Pierpont Morgan Library – sold in the sale of his…
Hammer price: £4,600
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 20 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
London, James R. Osgood & McIlvaine, 1891

FIRST…
Hammer price: £1,100
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 21 Unsold
HARDY, THOMAS: TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
London, James R. Osgood & McIlvaine, 1892

FIRST…
Estimate: £800 - £1,500
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 22 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: A GROUP OF NOBLE DAMES
London, James R. Osgood & McIlvaine, 1891

FIRST…
Provenance: Booklabels of American collectors Carroll Atwood Wilson & Frederick B. Adams, director…
Hammer price: £4,600
Estimate: £3,000 - £6,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 23 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: A GROUP OF NOBLE DAMES
London, Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1896

Vol XV of…
*Specially bound for Hardy and given to his close friend Dorothy Allhusen, née Stanley, as a…
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 24 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: DESPERATE REMEDIES
London, Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1896

Vol XII of…
Hammer price: £1,500
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
17 June 2022
17 June 2022

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