Saturday, 10 March 2012

What am I bid? .......

Part of the fun of collecting a particular author's book is hunting down the hard-to-find editions. Many of Len Deighton's early works are now in that category; as posted on this blog, even Len himself has revealed that he doesn't have a copy of the first edition of his first book, The IPCRESS File!

Well, there's an opportunity for collectors to get hold of some of the most collectable of Len's works. A blog reader and collector - who has one of the best collections of Len Deighton books I know of - is now selling the collection to raise funds. On 20th March, Chiswick Auctions is holding an auction of books and manuscripts. Lots 23-31 will be of interest to blog readers, including first editions in immaculate condition of The IPCRESS File, Horse Under Water, Funeral in Berlin and Billion-Dollar Brain, as well as copies of other sought-after books.

Do check out the auction. Such great copies don't come around very often, so it's worth perhaps taking a punt!

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