A few interesting items from a sale of modern first editions, the collection of Clive Hirschorn, Bloomsbury Auctions,
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie, 1932. Murder and mystery with inspector Poirot. The solution is quite unusually ingenious, and well up to the standard of Mrs. Christie’s best stories. Everything is perfectly fair, and it is possible to guess the solution of the puzzle fairly early in the book, though it is certainly not easy.’ The Times Literary Supplement, 14 April, 1932. Pre sale estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Price realised £4,000.
Watership Down Richard Adams, 1972. Watership Down is a serious, even grim tale that many will find relentless and depressing and others will find poetic and moving. The author's first book and a classic of children's literature. Pre sale estimate £1000 - £1500.00. Price realised £1500.00
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 1932. An excellent copy of Stella Gibbons breakthrough first novel. A brilliant satire of the sort of overwrought melodramas fashionable at the time. Pre sale estimate £1500 - £2000.00. Price realised £3500.00
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee, 1959. First edition, signed presentation inscription from the author.
Pre sale estimate £150.00 - £200.00. Price realized £260.00
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