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An Arthur Rackham illustration from the deluxe copiy of the 1931, Harrap edition of Izaak Walton’s ‘Compleat Angler’ that sold for £10,000 at Gildings.

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Two other such special copies, bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt fish decorating the spine and corners of the covers, have sold at that same price in the last 12 years – both at Sotheby’s.

Featuring a pop-up tree and metal tray case, a much more modern binding on a 2005, Gauntlet Press edition of The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury made £600 in the Leicestershire sale.

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A pop-up tree and metal tray case from a 2005, Gauntlet Press edition of ‘The Halloween Tree’ by Ray Bradbury that made £600 at Gildings.

The sale took place on September 4.