1. The Works by Joseph Conrad - £8,593
Published by Doubleday in 1920 over 24 volumes (including The Life and Letters of G Jean-Aubry), this Sun-dial Edition was limited to 735 copies, of which this was number 352 and signed by the author.
2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe - £7,640
Published in 1852 in two volumes in an edition of 5,000 copies. Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red Morocco in Cosway Style.
3. Set of seven deluxe edition Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling - £7,323
Complete set of deluxe edition Harry Potter novels, signed by Rowling ‘To Hugh’.
4. Soldier’s Pay by William Faulkner - £5,280
Published in 1926 this copy was a first edition copy of Faulkner’s first novel, which was housed in a second edition dust jacket.
5. The Voyages and Travels of John Struys by John Struys - £5,232
The celebrated account of three journeys (1649-73) from Europe to Asia, includes early descriptions of the politics, customs, people, and cities found along the way as well as the many dangers the author faced while on journey. Published in 1684, first edition.
6. Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains by Theodore Roosevelt - £5,048
Published by G.P. Putman’s Sons in 1899 and limited to 1000 copies which were signed by Roosevelt (this #276). The book comprises of two earlier books, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and The Wilderness Hunter, this edition contains 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, and others.
8. Nippon gekijō shashinchō by Daidō Moriyama - £3,728
First edition, from 1968, of “Japan: a Photo Theatre,” the photo-essay detailing the darker sides of urban life and the less-seen parts of cities, signed by Moriyama.
9. An Embassy from The East-India Company Of The United Provinces by Jan Nieufoff - £3,107
Published in 1669 this is a document outlining the Dutch East India Companies mission to secure trade relations with China at Canton.
10. The Story of the Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route, from 1887 to 1922 by Leo Weinthal - £2,892
Published from 1923-26 in five volumes this set was meant to document the building of the, eventually failed, rail route from Cape Town to Cairo which was the brain child of Cecil Rhodes