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A 1960 first of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird in a jacket that made $13,000 (£7385) showed repairs and restoration, but it also boasted a laid-in bookplate bearing the author's signature.

Untrimmed in dark green cloth, a first printing of the 1922 American issue of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and the Damned, signed in the month prior to publication and bearing the family bookplate of James Branch Cabell, the novelist and Fitzgerald's friend and editor at Scribners, made $10,000 (£5680).

Sold at $7500 (£4260) was a signed and inscribed copy of a 1953 edition (of 200) of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 that was wittily bound for Ballantine Books of New York in asbestos!

There was another major disappointment in a June 10 sale held by PBA, when a copy of Elliot's Pheasants valued at $120,000-180,000 failed to find a buyer, but while it was not quite what had been expected, they did get $20,000 (£13,365) for a 12-vol. set of Rex Brasher's Birds & Trees of North America which, published at Chickadee Valley in Connecticut in the years 1929-32, was something of an anachronism with its complicated hand-coloured plates (see also caption right). Some 500 sets were planned but the work was a victim of the Depression and only 100 sets were issued.

Issued in 1999 in an edition of 400 by the Pennyroyal Caxton Press and and bound in full vellum, a two-vol. Holy Bible with over 230 engravings by Barry Moser made $7500 (£4260).

Travel books included a 1784 first of the account of Cook's last voyage, the text vols rebacked in modern calf, the atlas in later half calf and mottled boards, which made $12,000 (£6820).