Bloomsbury Bibliophile Auction London Apr 2

. March 30, 2009

Bloomsbury’s 2nd April Bibliophile Sale consists of 710 lots, as always encompassing a variety of subjects to appeal to collectors and would-be collectors as well as the trade.

italicus.jpgThe highest value lots are in the Continental Literature and History section, for example lot 297 Rhetorica Vetus et Noua by Cicero with a commentary by Marcus Fabius Victorinus, Venice 1481/2 carries an estimate of £1800-2200. The following lot, dated 1492 is Punica by Caius Silius Italicus the epic poet, orator and politician under Nero, is expected to fetch £1500-2000 while lot 326 De la Democratie en Amerique by Alexis de Tocqueville (1835), is an important political study of the United States and is estimated at £700-900.

Over the years Bloomsbury has established itself as the home of Modern First Editions and this sale is offering some enticing titles. Lot 494 is made up of various signed first editions including Shame by Salman Rushdie, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle, Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road and Disgrace by JM Coetzee; together they carry an estimate of £220-280. Here too are five lots of first editions by Leslie Charteris (estimates from £100-350) and lot 532 with a very good example of the jacket, is a first edition of A Mind to a Murder by PD James and is expected to fetch £600-800.

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