Blyton Bidders Set to have Lashings of Fun at Charterhouse Auction
“We have been selling books for many years, and in this auction with over 6,000 books there is one little volume which stands out heads and shoulders above all the rest which is The Christmas Book by Enid Blyton.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Although a first edition from 1944, a copy of this charming book can be worth as little as £10. However the one we have is a presentation copy signed and inscribed by Enid Blyton to Lionel J F Brimble who aided in the research of the book.”
As a children’s writer, Enid Blyton has been amongst the world’s best-selling authors since the 1930’s. With sales of over 600 million copies, many children were brought up on the Famous Five, Secret Seven and Noddy series of books.
The volume entitled The Christmas Book being sold by Charterhouse tells the story of a family who like to keep Christmas properly. In the book most of the Christmas customs explained such as why do we hang up mistletoe and holly, who was Santa Claus and why do we have a Christmas tree. Beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in red leather with gilt tooled decoration it is estimated at £250-350.
Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their autumn programme of auctions including jewellery, silver and watches in November, classic and vintage cars & motorcycles also in November, closely followed by coins, medals, stamps, model cars and other collectors’ items in December.
For further information regarding these sales, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or visit their web site www.charterhouse-auction.com
Richard Bromell with the presentation inscription from Enid Blyton to her friend and contributor Lionel J F Brimble, estimated at £250-350 in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 23rd October