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Auction: Auction 20.11.1998
was auctioned on: 20 November 1998
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DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , London: George Newnes, 1892. Large 8°, illustrations by Sydney Paget, original blue cloth gilt (a little soiled and rubbed), g.e. FIRST EDITION.

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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,661 - US$2,492
Price realised:  £5,175
ca. US$8,599
Lot number 74, Views: 43

DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , London: George Newnes, 1892. Large 8°, illustrations by Sydney Paget, original blue cloth gilt (a little soiled and rubbed), g.e. FIRST EDITION. WALLACE, Edgar. The Four Just Men , London: Tallis Press, 1905. 8°, competition entry form still present at end (spotting throughout), original yellow cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in black with title and advertisement offering £500 for the best solution of the mystery (binding a little soiled and rubbed). FORSTER, E. M. A Passage to India , London: Edward Arnold, 1924. 8° (title spotted), original red ribbed cloth, upper cover and spine titled in black (extremities lightly rubbed, inner hinges split). FIRST EDITION. Kirkpatrick Forster A10. HUGHES, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica , London: Chatto and Windus, 1929. 8°, original green cloth (covers slightly soiled and discoloured), dust-jacket. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. GREENE, Graham. Stamboul Train , London: William Heinemann, 1932. 8°, original black cloth, spine gilt-lettered (crease mark to spine, spine block slightly twisted); It's a Battlefield , London: William Heinemann, 1934. 8°, original black cloth, spine gilt-lettered. BOTH FIRST EDITIONS, the latter a fine copy. WAUGH, Evelyn. A Handful of Dust , London: Chapman and Hall, 1934. 8°, frontispiece, author's clipped signature laid down on title, original red patterned cloth (spine block slightly twisted). FIRST EDITION. ORWELL, George. [Eric Blair]. Animal Farm , London: Secker and Warburg, 1945. 8°, original green cloth, spine lettered laterally in white (extremities a little faded, contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper), dust-jacket. Fenwick p. 98. With 74 other books, a large number by Evelyn Waugh, most first editions, most in original cloth, a few with dust-jackets. (82)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 20.11.1998
Date of the auction: 20 Nov 1998
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington