13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 16


Conrad (Joseph).
[The Works of Joseph Conrad].
Folio Society, 1996-2005, seventeen volumes, pictorial cloth, each volume in slipcase;
Kipling (Rudyard), Collected Short Stories.
Folio Society, 2005, five volumes, pictorial cloth, housed in single slipcase;
Forster (E.M.), A Passage to India.
Folio Society, 1996, six volumes, single slipcase. Fine set;
Wodehouse (P.G.), Jeeves and Wooster.
Folio Society, 1996, 2000, 2010, fourteen volumes in three sets, each set with slipcase. Previous owner's blind stamp to first set. Books VG to Fine, slipcases marked;
idem, Best of Blandings.
Folio Society, 2004, six volumes, slipcase. Faint spotting to fore-edges, marked slipcase;
with nineteen volumes by Thomas Hardy, all published by the Folio Society, in slipcases. (67)

Sold for £380
Estimated at £100 - £200


Conrad - Some very slight shelf wear but contents Fine.
Kipling - Books Fine, slipcase a little dust marked.


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Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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