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Recent prices achieved for books at auction, I'm covering the period here from 11th February to 17th February 2021. Included are antiquarian books and books written, illustrated or published by Stephen King, The Folio Society, Edmund Dulac, A.A. Milne, Winston Churchill, Dyland Thomas, Richmal Crompton, Banksy, D.C. Thompson, Margaret Thatcher, Stan Lee and a host of others.

Continuing this series of recent prices achieved for books at auction, I'm covering the period here from 11th February to 17th February 2021. Included are antiquarian books and books written, illustrated or published by Stephen King, The Folio Society, Edmund Dulac, A.A. Milne, Winston Churchill, Dylan Thomas, Richmal Crompton, Banksy, D.C. Thompson, Margaret Thatcher, Stan Lee and a host of others.

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Here are some highlights: All prices below include the stated buyers premium on each item, as outlined by each auction house. They do not include any additional fees such as online platform commissions and postage.

11th February 2021

  • East Bristol Auctions
  • 1 Hanham Business Park, Memorial Road, Bristol, BS15 3JE (UK)
    • 1958 The World Of Pooh by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard, includes The Complete Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner, 1st edition in this format published by Methuen & Co, very good condition in a fair dust jacket. Sold for £214.20
  • TW Gaze
  • Diss Auction Rooms, Roydon Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LN (UK)
    • 1807 Antiquities of Great Britain by William Byrne and Thomas Hearne, volumes 1 and 2, published by T. Cadell and W. Davies, full calf binding, many engravings, good condition. Sold for £271.40
    • 1632 The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes, and Normans, their originals, manners, habits, warres, coins and seales by John Speed, 3rd revised edition printed by John Dawson for George Humble, fair condition. Sold for £472
    • 1900 London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill, with three folding maps, 1st edition published by Longmans, Green & Co, good condition. Sold for £271.40
    • 1954 Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, 1st edition published by J.M. Dent, very good condition in a similar dust jacket. Sold for £236
    • 1922 Just William by Richmal Crompton and illustrated by Thomas Henry, 1st edition published by John Newnes, rebound in morocco, very good condition. Sold for £318.60
    • 1950 The Lutyens Memorial, The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens by Butler, in three volumes, 1st edition published by Country Life, very good condition in fair dust jackets. Sold for £1,180
    • 2002 Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue by Grace Coddington, Michael Roberts et al, signed by Grace Coddington on the title page, 1st edition published by Edition 7L (Paris), fine condition in a very good slipcase. Sold for £306.80
  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 1995 Rose Madder by Stephen King, signed by the author, UK 1st edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, good condition in a similar dust jacket. Sold for £92
    • 2001 Koryo Hand Therapy, Korean Hand Acupuncture by Tae Woo Yoo, volume 1, revised edition published by Eum Yang Mek Jin Publishing Co (Republic of Korea), very good condition in a very good dust jacket. Sold for £75
    • 1949 The Magic-Beano Book 1950, published by D.C. Thompson & Co, with pictorial boards as issued, good condition. Sold for £104
    • 2005 Wall & Piece by Banksy, 1st edition published by Century in rarely seen original dust jacket, very good condition in similar dust jacket. Sold for £500

12th February 2021

  • Bishop and Miller Auctioneers Ltd
  • 19 Charles Industrial Estate, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5AH (UK)
    • 1954 Japanese Masters of the Colour Print by J. Hillier, 2nd edition published by Phaidon, good condition. Sold for £30.50
  • Chaucer Auctions
  • Webster House, 24 Jesmond Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5QW (UK)
    • 2009 Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, signed copy, 1st US edition published by Harper, softcover, good condition. Sold for £59.75
    • 2001 The Art Of The Steal: How To Protect Yourself And Your Business From Fraud - America's #1 Crime by Frank W. Abagnale, signed and inscribed copy, 1st edition published by Broadway (USA), very good condition in similar dust jacket. Sold for £71.70
  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 2006 Lisey’s Story by Stephen King, signed copy, UK 1st edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, very good condition in a similar dust jacket. Sold for £120.88
    • 1994 Buccaneers Of Shadaki - Lone Wolf book 22 by Joe Dever, illustrated by Brian Williams and Trevor Newton, paperback published by Random House Children's Publishers, very good condition. Sold for £100

13th February 2021

  • JS Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
  • Cotefield Auction Rooms, Oxford Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4AQ (UK)
    • 1909 Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Edmund Dulac and rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, printed from the 2nd edition by permission of Macmillan & Co, very good condition. Sold for £72
  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 2006 Madonna X Static Process Book by Steven Klein, printed on onion skin, published in Moscow, fine condition. Sold for £740
    • 1974 Origins Of Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, signed by the author, paperback 1st USA edition published by Simon and Schuster, fine condition. Sold for £249
    • 2004 DPM - Disruptive Pattern Material: An Encyclopaedia of Camouflage, two volumes, various authors, 1st UK edition published by Frances Lincoln, very good condition. Sold for £325

14th February 2021

  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 1978 Dr Who & The Ice Warriors by Brian Hayles, 1st UK edition published by Longbow/W.H. Allen, very good condition. Sold for £458
    • 1998 Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling, braille edition in 5 volumes, published in paperback by the Scottish Braille Press, mint condition. Sold for £77
    • 1966 The Dalek Outer Space Book by Terry Nation & Brad Aston, 1st edition published by the BBC in association with Souvenir Press, good condition. Sold for £213

15th February 2021

  • Mallams Ltd
  • Dunmore Court, Wootton Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6BH (UK)
    • 1998 The Collected Speeches of Margaret Thatcher edited by Robin Harris, signed by Mrs. Thatcher, 1st UK edition published by Harper Collins, good condition in a good dust jacket. Sold for £175
  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 2007 Lost Lives: The Stories of the Men, Women and Children who Died as a Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles by various authors, revised and updated edition published in the USA by Mainstream Publishing, fine condition in a very good dust jacket. Sold for £248
    • 1970 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Pleasure in Reading edition, 2nd impression published by Longman Group, fair condition. Sold for £381.77
    • 1952 Our Favourite Dish: The Theatre Recipe Book, collected by Mrs. Prince Littler, 1st edition, publisher not stated, good condition. Sold for £144
    • 2012 The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, illustrated by Kate Baylay 1st edition in this format published by the Folio Society, fine condition in a fine slipcase. Sold for £380

16th February 2021

  • Capitolium Art
  • Via Carlo Cattaneo, 55, Brescia, 25100, Italy
    • 1999 Himalayan Art/Giuseppe Tucci/Tibetan Painted Scrolls, set of 3 volumes, deluxe limited edition of 500 sets, fine condition. Sold for £568
  • Brettells Auctioneers and Valuers
  • Auction Rooms, Rear of 58 High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AQ (UK)
    • 1858 An Account of Mutinies in Oudh and of The Siege of the Lucknow Residency, with Some Observations of the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Cause of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army by Martin Richard Gubbins, rebound in cloth, good condition. Sold for £166.60
    • 1893 Illustrated Edition of Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson, published by Macmillan and Co., very good condition. Sold for £41.65
  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 1941 Dandy Monster Comic Book 1942, 1st edition published by D.C.Thomson the 4th Annual, good condition. Sold for £235
    • 1849 Book of Boats by the Author of "Wonders of the sea-shore" etc (J H Crabtree), 1st edition printed for The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, fair condition. Sold for £103
    • 2016 Stik Street Art Book, 1st edition published by Century Penguin, red canvas binding with limited edition yellow lithographic print, in fine condition. Sold for £198
    • 1919 The National Cyclopedia of The Colored Race, Volume 1, edited by Clement Richardson and others, 1st USA edition published by the National Publishing Company, fair condition. Sold for £429.98

17th February 2021

  • Dominic Winter Auctions
  • Mallard House, Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5UQ (UK)
    • 1735 The Suffolk Traveller: or, a Journey through Suffolk. In which is inserted the true distance in the roads, from Ipswich to every market town in Suffolk, and the same from Bury St. Edmund's… With a short historical account of the antiquities of every market town, monasteries, castles &c. that were in former times, by John Kirby, 1st edition printed in Ipswich by John Bagnall, half calf binding, good condition. Sold for £384
  • Golding Young and Mawer
  • Thomas Mawer House, Station Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 3QY (UK)
    • 1912 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, 1st edition in English published by William Heinemann, very good condition. Sold for £1,178
    • 1916 Post Office Directory Map of London, published by Kelly's Directories, good condition. Sold for £59.52
    • 2003 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, signed by the author, 1st USA edition published by Doubleday, fine condition in a very good dust jacket. Sold for £117.80
  • John Nicholson's
  • The Auction Rooms, Longfield, Midhurst Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 3HA (UK)
    • 1957-61 The Old English Landscape Painters by Colonel M. H. Grant, in eight volumes, limited edition set No. 485 of 500, published by F. Lewis, Publishers, very good condition. Sold for £400
    • 1921 Marques De Collections (Dessins-Estampes) and an associated supplement dated 1956, published by Vereenidge Drukkerijen (Amsterdam), very good condition. Sold for £212.50
  • Ebay UK (online auction)
    • 2013 The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, illustrated by Tomislav Tomic, 1st UK edition in this format published by the Folio Society, fine condition in a fine slipcase. Sold for £780
    • 1990 Depeche Mode: Strangers, the Photographs by Anton Corbijn, signed and inscribed by the author, 1st UK edition published by Omnibus Press, very good condition. Sold for £137