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Articles - December - 2009 Issue

<i>In The News:</i> Goodbye to Card Catalogues, $1 Million Comic Book Sale, Abe's Top 10

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The first issue of X-Men brought in over $100,000 at auction.


10. Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway, a first edition, first printing from 1935. $3,750.

9. XCVI. Sermons by The Right Honorable, and Reverend Father in God, Lancelot Andrewes, Late Lord Bishop of Winchester, by Richard Badger, a second edition published in 1632. Andrewes was an Anglican bishop, a favorite of King James, who was instrumental in preparing the King James translation of the Bible. $4,000 (or $42 per sermon).

8. The first volume of Paraphrases of Erasmus vpon the newe testament (a 1551 second edition) by Desiderius Erasmus. This book was ordered to be placed in all churches in England during the reign of Edward VI (the minor son heir to Henry VIII), but all copies were ordered destroyed by his successor, the Catholic Queen Mary I. $4,187.

7. Historia De Las Indias by Bartolomé de las Casas. De las Casas, the first man to be named a priest in the New World, became a strong opponent of the abuse of the native population of America by the Spanish as well as the importation of slaves. $4,321.

6. Harry Clarke's original drawing used for the dust jacket of The Fairy Tales of Perrault. $4,500.

5. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright and Yukio Futagawa, 12 volumes on Wight's work. $4,500.

4. Zane Grey's copy of his The Bonefish Brigade, privately published in 1922. $5,000.

3. A signed second edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. $6,500.

2. A 1560 first volume of Pierre de Ronsard's Oeuvres, bound with an incomplete copy of the second volume and preliminary matter for the third. $7,435.

1. The Scots Musical Museum by James Johnson. This is a 4-volume 1792 compilation of Scots music, with musical and editorial contributions by Robert Burns. $8,500.

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