Toovey's sale from 7th-10th October has something for every bibliophile. The sale will be off to an exciting start on Tuesday with the Antiquarian & Collectors' Books section.

Barnebys favourite lots include a 1959 first UK edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and a limited edition signed 1930 edition of T.S. Eliot's Ash-Wednesday. This copy is number 450 of only 6oo copies.


Also featured will be the first edition under Sylvia Plath's name of The Bell Jar. The 1966 version is with the original cloth cover and dust-jacket.  A 1939 edition of Agatha Christie's beloved Hervule Poirot's Christmas. London: The Crime Club will also be going under the hammer. King of the crime thriller, Poirot is one of Christie's most written about characters as he appears in 33 novels, a play and over 50 short stories.

If fiction is not your thing the book sale will also be offering everything from the stock market, golf, exploration and natural history.

These fascinating financial books which were owned by a founder member of the Society of Technical Analysts are interesting insights into  the stock market.

This beautifully illustrated children's book entitled Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation London: 1819. The book includes hand-coloured frontispiece, 24 hand-coloured head pieces, original wrappers and is signature dated 1820.

Other highlights include this stunning white gold, peridot and diamond cluster ring and a Chinese Transitional wucai porcelain jar, probably Shunzhi period.


For more lots and estimates check here.