Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    R. Austin Freeman. John Thorndyke's Cases. London: 1909. First edition. Inscribed.
    R. Austin Freeman. John Thorndyke's Cases. Related by Christopher Jervis, M. D. London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First edition. Inscribed, "Reginald Willson / from his friend the Author / July 1910." Octavo. [xii], 288, 32 [publisher's catalog] pages. Frontispiece and nine additional inserted plates, six of which are illustrations by H. M. Brock, remaining leaves with nine photographic reproductions; in-text plans. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front stamped in light brown and black; top and fore-edge trimmed. Spine skewed; spine ends pushed and worn; light wear along joints with loss to cloth and slight fraying around a small hole at head of rear joint; very mild rubbing to boards; slight red staining toward bottom of rear board; minor wear along edges; corners bumped. Text block dulled; top edge slightly dust-soiled; corners softened; slight discoloration, rubbing, and soiling to endpapers; occasional marginal spot-staining, foxing, and soiling scattered throughout interior; evidence of dog-earing. Very good. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone; Queen's Quorum 42.


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    August
    16th Friday
    Auction Dates
    September
    5th Thursday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    31 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 37
    Auction Type
    Grand Format:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Grand Format Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item