Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Sydney Horler. Pair of W. Collins Sons & Co. Books. London: [1932-1938]. First editions. One inscribed.
    Sydney Horler. My Lady Dangerous. London: W. Collins Sons & Co., [1932]. First edition. Octavo. 284, [4, ads] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Foot of spine very slightly crimped and worn; boards with a trace of pale soiling visible mostly in raking light; minimal wear along bottom edges; corners just a tiny bit tapped. Text block very softly dulled with age; edges faintly foxed; top edge dust-soiled; previous owner signature at upper corner of front free endpaper. Jacket a bit rubbed and soiled; fairly mild wear along edges, with nicking at spine and flap fold ends; a handful of tears extending in from edges with associated rumpling and creasing, three longest (ranging from one-half to two inches) at head of spine panel and foot of rear flap fold; soft creasing along flap folds. Near fine.

    [Together with:] Ball of Fortune. London: Collins, [1938]. First edition. Inscribed, "To / W. Newlin / from / his old friend, / the Author / 17/11/38 Sydney Horler." Octavo. 252, [4, ads] pages. Publisher's dark red cloth, spine lettered in silver; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Mild lean to spine; spine ends a bit softened; binding discolored along top edges, fainter along bottom; trace of shelf wear. Text block a bit dulled with age; foxing at edges; some uneven discoloration to free endpapers from exposure to jacket flaps and pastedowns. Dulling to exposed panels of jacket; general mild rubbing and soiling; chipping at ends of spine panel and flap folds, with a bit of nicking and milder wear along edges of front and rear panels; light wear and soft creasing along folds; top edges of flaps tanned and rumpled; some faint foxing at verso. Very good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    5th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 138

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,566,538