Dedication to John Wyndham priced at £3.5k
Dedication to John Wyndham priced at 3.5k
From one sci-fi author to another, an inscribed Anthony Powell novel is going to auction
First editions of works by the likes of Anthony Burgess, Ezra Pound and Sylvia Plath will feature in Bloomsbury's forthcoming English & Continental Printed Books and Modern First Editions sale on Thursday, January 28.
Anthony Powell's novel, estimated at 2.5k-3.5k
Among the highlights is a 1933 first edition of From a View of Death by Anthony Powell - the author's third novel.
This copy is notable for its enclosed dedication from the author, on font-free endpaper, to John Wyndham, the renownedwriter of The Day of the Triffids.
The book boasts its original cloth and dust-jacket by Misha Black.
Despite slight spotting, slight edge-wear and minor creasing, and a browned spine,the copyremains a unusually good example of Powell's classic work.
It will go to auction with an estimate of 2,500-3,500.