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It was one of 13 sequels to The Wizard of Oz written by the American author.

Among the other highlights on August 1-10 was a 1916, US first of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, its rarely seen dust jacket expertly restored, also sold at $20,000, while in a defective, soiled and worn jacket, a 1925 first of Earl Derr Biggers’ The House without a Key was another record-breaker at $13,000 (£10,620).

The latter was the first of his novels featuring the Honolulu-based detective Charlie Chan, a genial figure said to have been conceived as an alternative to Yellow Peril stereotypes and villains like Fu Manchu.

Where numbers are concerned, the most extraordinary lots on offer at Bonhams were three that between them presented some 200 American editions of the works of PG Wodehouse dating from the years 1912-77.

Sold for a premium-inclusive total of around $200,000, they were mostly firsts in dust jackets. Half a dozen of them were signed and inscribed and a 1959 edition of French Leave, billed as a presentation example in a gold stamped, blue leather binding, was said to come originally from the writer’s own library.

A number of other Wodehouse lots were sold separately – see above for a couple of examples.