All posts tagged 'firstedition'

18 Feb 2019

We are delighted to announce that this year we will offer a number of individual book collections. Modern First Editions, 28 March, is the first part of the property of a British collector, with the second half to be presented in the Winter season 2019. A highlight from our March auction is lot 69, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. This is an exemplary copy of the true first edition of Tolkien’s debut novel. First printed in September 1937 with a limited run of 1,500 copies, it offered war-torn England its first opportunity to escape into the imaginary lands of the Shire, Rivendell, Mirkwood and the lonely mountain. The print run was totally sold out by December of that year. This is an online auction. The catalogue is available via our website!#bloomsburyauctions #jrrtolkien #firstedition #modernfirsteditions #tolkien #thehobbit

We are delighted to announce that this year we will offer a number of individual book collections. Modern First Editions, 28 March, is the first part

24 Oct 2018

“The Baital disappeared through the darkness” Getting into the spirit of Halloween, we thought we would share this ‘Vikram and the Vampire, or Tales of Hindu Devilry’ by Richard Burton. This work is an adaptation of eleventh-century Sanskrit tales on the vampire | Lot 11. Our online sale The Burtons and the Middle East: A Single Owner Collection will take place tomorrow, 25 October. Don’t forget to register! #bloomsburyauctions #firstedition #firsteditionbooks #halloween #islamicweek #collection

“The Baital disappeared through the darkness” Getting into the spirit of Halloween, we thought we would share this ‘Vikram and the Vampire, or Tales of Hindu

19 Oct 2018

An excellent set of the original 1855 edition of ‘Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah’, by the first European Christian ever to go through the gates of Mecca, Richard Francis Burton. Estimated at £3,000-5,000, this lot is part of our single owner Burtons and the Middle East sale on the 25th October. Viewing starts next week!22-24 October | 9.30am-5.30pm | 16-17 Pall Mall#bloomsburyauctions #pallmall #islamicweek #firstedition #collection #explorer #orientalist #firsteditionbooks

An excellent set of the original 1855 edition of ‘Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah’, by the first European Christian ever to go

15 Oct 2018

Richard Burton’s personal copy of his rare work ‘Falconry in the Valley of the Indus’, relaying experiences during his 1851 travels to India. From a single-owner collection, this fine first edition is estimated at £3,000-5,000 in our The Burtons and the Middle East online auction on Thursday 25th October. #bloomsburyauctions #islamicweek #explorer #orientalist #firstedition #firsteditionbooks #geographer #collection

Richard Burton’s personal copy of his rare work ‘Falconry in the Valley of the Indus’, relaying experiences during his 1851 travels to India. From a single-owner

22 Jun 2017

This #GeorgeMacdonald Anthology, #firstedition with…

This #GeorgeMacdonald Anthology, #firstedition with introduction & inscription by C.S.Lewis, sold for £1984… https://t.co/sWWPxdjmY5