Modern First Editions – Clive Hirschhorn Collection Up for Auction

photo: Auction F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned

A pantheon of the first editions of some of the most popular modern classics of the 20th century will be auctioned off in London by Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

The Modern First Editions collection of film and theater critic Clive Hirschhorn up for bid is composed of 416 lots, displayed across 21 pages online at Bloomsbury Auctions  This auction is a sumptuous treat for bibliophiles. Many of the books in the Modern First Editions auction are signed presentations from the authors.
If there is one author or title dear to your heart or life experience, you can register to bid online through Auction  at the London auction.
You can also catch previews of selected highlights in New York at  25CPW Gallery, 25 Central Park West (at 62nd St), NYC.  (Gallery website: )
 Just a sliver of the hundreds of collectible books up for sale include:
  • Eric Ambler ‘s  The Mask of Dimitrios (see our post on Ambler’s place in detective fiction
  • Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s; Other Voices Other Rooms;
  • Richard Adams’ Watership Down
  • Kingsley Amis’ The Old Devils*
  • Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky
  • Ray Bradbury’sDark Carnival; Fahrenheit 451
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 
*Bloomsbury Auctions describes Amis’ The Old Devils as “one of Kingsley Amis’s last novels . . . regarded by his son Martin as his masterpiece:  ‘it stands comparison with any English novel of the century.’