Auction 17.04.2002

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 17.04.2002

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ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958). Average Jones . Indianapolis: The...

ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958). Average Jones . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. 8 o. Frontispiece and plates by M. Leone Bracker. Original green decorated cloth, white-lettered on front cover and spine (slightest wear at ends of spine). Provenance : Stewart Edward White

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins. Average Jones . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins. Average Jones . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. 8 o. Frontispiece and plates by M. Leone Bracker. Original green decorated cloth (some very light rubbing). FIRST EDITION. Queen's Quorum 48. [ With: ] WHITE, Stewart Edward and Samuel Hopkins ADAMS. The Mystery

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey (1836-1917). Out of his Head. New York: Carleton...

ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey (1836-1917). Out of his Head. New York: Carleton, 1862. 8 o. Original blindstamped cloth (some wear to spine ends, joints and edges). FIRST EDITION with correct spelling of "Thackeray" on title. Includes the first short detective story written by an American since E.A. Poe's

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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ALLEN, Grant (1848-1899). An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of...

ALLEN, Grant (1848-1899). An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay. London: Grant Richards, 1897. 8 o. Original gilt-lettered and -decorated cloth, top edge gilt (slight leaning, rubbing to extremities). FIRST EDITION. "The first great rogue of mystery fiction who

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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ALLEN, Grant. An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the...

ALLEN, Grant. An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay. London: Grant Richards, 1897. FIRST EDITION. Queen's Quorum 21. -- Another edition. 1898. -- Another edition. London: George Newnes, 1902. Wrappers. "Sixpence" edition. -- Hilda Wade. A Woman with Tenacity of

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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ANDERSON, Frederick Irving (1877-1947). Adventures of the Infallible Godahl...

ANDERSON, Frederick Irving (1877-1947). Adventures of the Infallible Godahl . New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1914. 8 o. Frontispiece and plates. Original blue decorated cloth (some light wear at extremities, spine lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION OF ANDERSON'S FIRST MYSTERY, among "the rarest

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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ANDERSON, Frederick Irving. The Notorious Sophie Lang . London: William...

ANDERSON, Frederick Irving. The Notorious Sophie Lang . London: William Heinemann, 1925. 8 o. (Some pale foxing as usual.) Original red cloth, black-lettered on front cover and spine (hinges cracked, some light soiling). FIRST EDITION of a work which is "among the rarest collector's items... [Sophie

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BENNETT, Arnold (1867-1931). The Loot of Cities. Being the Adventures of a...

BENNETT, Arnold (1867-1931). The Loot of Cities. Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy (A Fantasia). London: Alston Rivers, [1905]. 8 o. Original terra cotta cloth, black-lettered on front cover and spine (some soiling and wear along joints); cloth folding case. Provenance : Ernest

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BENSON, Godfrey (1864-1945). Tracks in the Snow; Being the History of a...

BENSON, Godfrey (1864-1945). Tracks in the Snow; Being the History of a Crime . London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1906. 8 o. (A bit foxed as usual.) Original greenish cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (slightly rubbed, some light wear at extremities); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION of the author's

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BENTLEY, Edmund Clerihew, (1875-1956). Trent Intervenes. London: Thomas...

BENTLEY, Edmund Clerihew, (1875-1956). Trent Intervenes. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1938]. 8 o. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket (minor chipping to ends of spine panel and edges, a few close tears); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION of a distinguished volume of 12 short stories containing

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIERCE, Ambrose (1842-1914). Tales of Soldiers and Civilians . San...

BIERCE, Ambrose (1842-1914). Tales of Soldiers and Civilians . San Francisco: E.L.G. Steele, 1891. 12 o. Original grey cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine (few small pale stains, otherwise a fine copy); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION. Among Bierce's somewhat gruesome tales included here

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr (1884-1933). Seven Keys to Baldpate . Indianapolis: The...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr (1884-1933). Seven Keys to Baldpate . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1913. 8 o. Frontispiece and plates by Frank Snapp. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine (some slight cockling); pictorial dust jacket after a design by Frank Snapp (chips at ends

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The House Without a Key . Indianapolis: The Bobbs...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The House Without a Key . Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, 1925. 8 o. Original orange cloth; pictorial dust jacket (a bit rubbed, a few losses at extremities). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST CHARLIE CHAN MYSTERY: "a corking murder story, filled with flights of suspense and

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The Chinese Parrot . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The Chinese Parrot . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926. 8 o. Original green cloth, red-lettered on front cover and spine; pictorial dust jacket (a few repairs on verso affecting a few letters on spine, spine lightly faded). Provenance : Coletta (gift inscription dated

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Behind That Curtain . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Behind That Curtain . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1928. 8 o. Original yellow cloth, front cover and spine lettered in blue (some light soiling); pictorial dust jacket (some light soiling, few chips at extremities, small abrasion on rear panel affecting a few

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The Black Camel. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The Black Camel. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929. 8 o. Original grey cloth, lettered in red on front cover and spine (spine lightly toned); pictorial dust jacket (slight soiling, old glassine taped to verso). Provenance : Virginia L. Thomas (presentation inscription

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Charlie Chan Carries On . Indianapolis: The...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Charlie Chan Carries On . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1930. 8 o. Original orange cloth, lettered in blue on front cover and spine; pictorial dust jacket (slightest soiling). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIFTH CHARLIE CHAN MYSTERY. Chan begins in London investigating the

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Keeper of the Keys . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Keeper of the Keys . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1932. 8 o. Original black cloth, lettered in red on front cover and spine; printed dust jacket (some slight splitting along front fore edge, some chipping at head of spine). FIRST EDITION OF THE SIXTH AND FINAL CHARLIE

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Love Insurance . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Love Insurance . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1914. Frontispiece and plates by Frank Snapp. Bigger's second book. -- The Agony Column . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1916. Frontispiece and plates by Will Grefé. -- Fifty Candles . Indianapolis: The

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The Chinese Parrot . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill...

BIGGERS, Earl Derr. The Chinese Parrot . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926. With dust jacket. -- Behind That Curtain . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1928. -- The Black Camel . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929. With dust jacket. -- Charlie Chan Carries On

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BODKIN, Matthias McDonald, (1850-1933). Dora Myrl. The Lady Detective...

BODKIN, Matthias McDonald, (1850-1933). Dora Myrl. The Lady Detective. London: Chatto and Windus, 1900. 8 o. Original pictorial cloth (minor darkening to spine and light rubbing to joints and edges). Provenance : Henry Ford (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BOOTHBY, Guy Newell (1867-1905). A Bid for Fortune, or Dr. Nikola's...

BOOTHBY, Guy Newell (1867-1905). A Bid for Fortune, or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta . London, 1895. -- Doctor Nikola . London, 1896. -- Another edition. London, n.d. -- The Beautiful White Devil . London, [1896]. -- The Fascination of the King . London, 1897. -- The Lust of Hate . London, 1898. -- Another

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BOYLE, Jack (died 1928). Boston Blackie. New York: The H.K. Fly Company...

BOYLE, Jack (died 1928). Boston Blackie. New York: The H.K. Fly Company, [1919]. 8 o. Illustrated by W.H.D. Koerner. Original pictorial cloth; pictorial dust jacket (some chipping and splitting along edges and ends of spine panel); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION of the author's only book. "To the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BRAMAH, Ernest (Pseudonym of Ernest Bramah Smith, 1867-1942). Max Carrados...

BRAMAH, Ernest (Pseudonym of Ernest Bramah Smith, 1867-1942). Max Carrados. London: Methuen, [1914]. 8 o. Original cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt (some wear to spine and light dust soiling to covers); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION. Max Carrados was the first blind detective in modern

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BRAHMAH, Ernest. The Eyes of Max Carrados. London: Grant Richards, 1923.

BRAHMAH, Ernest. The Eyes of Max Carrados. London: Grant Richards, 1923. 8 o. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket (a few closed tears and minor chipping to edges of panels, 1½ in. triangular tear to margin of lower panel); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION, in the scarce dust jacket

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BRAMAH, Ernest. Max Carrados Mysteries. London: Hodder and Stoughton...

BRAMAH, Ernest. Max Carrados Mysteries. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1927]. 8 o. Original cloth (light foxing to edges); pictorial dust jacket (spine panel defective, some chipping to edges); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION. -- The Specimen Case. New York: George H. Doran, [1925]. 8 o. Original

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BRAMAH, ERNEST. THE EYES OF MAX CARRADOS. LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 1923...

BRAMAH, ERNEST. THE EYES OF MAX CARRADOS. LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 1923. -- THE EYES OF MAX CARADOS. NEW YORK: GEORGE H. DORAN, 1924. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. -- The Specimen Case. New York: George H. Doran, [1925]. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. -- Max Carrados Mysteries. London: Hodder and Stoughton

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BUCHAN, John (1875-1940). The Thirty-Nine Steps . Edinburgh and London...

BUCHAN, John (1875-1940). The Thirty-Nine Steps . Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. 8 o. 2-page publisher's advertisement at end. (Some very light marginal browning.) Original blue cloth, black-lettered on front cover and spine (some very light wear at extremities, spine

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BUCHAN, John. The Runagates Club . London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1928.

BUCHAN, John. The Runagates Club . London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1928. 8 o. 4-page publisher's advertisement at end. Original blue cloth, black-lettered on front cover and spine (small stain on front cover, spine lightly toned); pictorial dust jacket (old tape repairs on verso, small chips at

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 17 Apr 2002

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BURGESS, Gelett (1866-1951)]. The Master of Mysteries . Indianapolis: The...

BURGESS, Gelett (1866-1951)]. The Master of Mysteries . Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1912. 8 o. Frontispiece and plates by Karl Anderson and George Brehm. Original red cloth, white-lettered on front cover and spine (some wear at ends of spine). FIRST EDITION. Authorship of the book is

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 17 Apr 2002