It's so sad that one of the big libraries didn't step in for the entire collection. The thought of his entire collection being dismantled like that ....
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
The Lamb books are now rescued by me. Put in an after auction bid of £100 which has been accepted. Now to find the cash!
So they didn't reach reserve? How bizarre! Anyway, great that you picked them up, and at only 100 quid.
Nobody bid on them...so maybe it was meant to be that I got them? Richard Dalby thinks the UK signed TIDE OF TERROR is worth a bit as it was Lamb's first book, dedicated to Haining and it was through Lamb writing to him that the book actually came to be.
That is very cool to see Mr. Haining's bookplate, and an inscription from Mr. Lamb! Really brings to life what was going on behind the scenes during the period.
I remember well when I purchased a copy of the Stein & Day edition of The Ghouls using my allowance money. My mother, I seem to recall, was less than happy with my choice of purchase but my parents felt I had the right to do what made me happy. That was an unusual attitude for parents to adopt in the early 1970s.