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LOT 3007
LOT 3007
FORESTER, C.S. (1899-1966). [The Works.] London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1946-1967. 18 vols., the majority first editions, 8vo (118 x 180mm. and larger). Contemporary blue (16), red (1) or green (1) morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, covers with gilt ruled margins, the spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt, gilt turn-ins, g.e. (most spines faded, small chips to the head of the spine of one volume). Provenance: C.S. Forester and his second wife Dorothy (presentation copies, specially bound and given to the author or his wife by his publishers Michael Joseph, one with publisher's presentation slip loosely inserted); The Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive. Note: a unique part-set of the U.K. edition of Forester's Works, the majority the author's own copies presented to him by his grateful English publisher. The set comprises (First edition, unless otherwise stated): Lord Hornblower, 1946; The Sky and the Forest, 1948; Mr Midshipman Hornblower, 1950; Randall and the River of Time, Feb. 1951, 2nd impression; Lieutenant Hornblower, Feb 1952, 3rd impression; Hornblower and the Atropos, 1953; The Nightmare, 1954, red morocco; The Good Shepherd, Sept 1955, 3rd impression; The Naval War of 1812, 1957; Hornblower in the West Indies, 1958; Hunting the Bismarck, 1959; Hornblower and the Hotspur, 1962, green morocco; The Young Hornblower, 1964; The Hornblower Companion, 1964; Captain Hornblower RN, 1965; Admiral Hornblower, 1966; Hornblower and the Crisis, an unfinished Novel, 1967; Long Before Forty, 1967 (18).
Hammer price: £4,500
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LOT 3016
LOT 3016
FORESTER, C.S. (1899-1966). [The Works.] Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1953-1970. 11 vols., all first American editions, 8vo (195 x 124mm. and larger). Occasional illustrations. Contemporary morocco, the spines gilt in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, t.e.g. (a few spines slightly faded, one faded to brown). Provenance: C.S. Forester and his second wife Dorothy (presentation copies, specially bound and given to the author or his wife by his publishers Little, Brown and Co., one with publisher's presentation slip loosely inserted); The Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive. Note: a unique part-set of the American edition of Forester's Works, the majority the author's own copies presented to him by his grateful American publisher. The set comprises: Hornblower and the Atropos, 1953; The Nightmare, 1954; Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies, 1958; The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck, 1959; Young Hornblower, three complete novels, [n.d. but circa 1960. ?First U.S. edition thus]; Hornblower and the Hotspur, 1962; Fatal Fascination by Nigel Balchin, C.S. Forester, [et al], 1964; Hornblower during the Crisis, 1967; Long Before Forty, 1967; The Man in the Yellow Raft, 1969; Gold from Crete, 1970 (11).
Hammer price: £2,800
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