Books can be a real enigma when it comes to selling at auction. Often times they don’t sell, and sometimes they surprise us and sell better than we could have possibly imagined. Folio Society books can usually be counted on as a definite seller, and you would think that first editions of collectors books would sell too, but it really can be hit and miss.
Yesterday’s auction was a prime example of this. We had 1st Editions of Ian Rankin’s The Flood, 1st Editions of some of Ian Flemming’s Bond books & some quite unusual books about Mineralogogy. (which one would think would be a very niche market, but they sure seemed to find that niche in this sale!) Here’s a look at the book best seller’s from the 20th July auction.