This 1931 copy of Pearl S Buck’s The Good Earth sold for $2400 (£1895) at a PBA Galleries auction.

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A copy offered by PBA Galleries (20/15% buyer’s premium) of San Francisco on June 27 showed a number of chips to the jacket (above) and other defects of condition.

It sold for $2400 (£1895) and only three signed and inscribed copies have made a little more at auction.