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‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ first editions to be auctioned tomorrow

Two very special first editions of much-loved works by celebrated author J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892-1973, will be up for auction in our Printed Books and Manuscripts sale tomorrow, Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 1pm. You can attend the auction in person, bid by telephone, or bid online from anywhere. Huge wave of interest ‘The Hobbit’, full title …

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The Collection of Henry Blofeld

The Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Chiswick Auctions is delighted to announce that we will be handling the collection of the famed cricket-commentator Henry Blofeld in a sale of his books, ephemera, engravings, pictures, objets, and numerous curiosities, on Wednesday 12 October. As one would expect, many of the books are cricket-related but by no means …

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A Guide to Bringing your Books/Ephemera to Auction

The following is intended as a guide to those who are novices in the field of rare and antiquarian books, but feel they might have something of interest. When understanding the value of a book there are many factors involved. First of all, is the book common or rare? Second – and perhaps more importantly – …

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