A DRAWING by E.H. Shepard of Winnie the Pooh playing a balalaika raised bidding on a third edition of The House at Pooh Corner to £7000 in the Greenslade Taylor Hunt sale of November 13 – and although nothing else in the 825-lot Taunton catalogue came remotely close to that in financial terms, a few other lots deserve mention.
One group of Elinor Brent-Dyer's 'Chalet School' titles,
currently in huge demand, sold at £880 - the only named book was
The New Mistress... (1957) - while a lot including The Exploits of
the Chalet Girls of 1961 and ten other reprints, a lot valued at
just £20-40, brought £350. The children's book section also saw a
bid of £200 for a 1932 first of Peter Duck, written and illustrated
by Arthur Ransome.
An 1834 first of Lieutenant Alexander Burnes' Travels into
Bokhara..., the three vols. bound in full calf, made £440.
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