Customised ‘White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings’ to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

An author-customised copy of a first edition of Iain Sinclair’s White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s (London) on Tuesday, 21 May at 7.15pm.

The event is called First Edition, Second Thoughts, during which 50 first edition books which have been costumised and annotated by their British and Commonwealth authors shall be put up for action. Among these works there are Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Death of a Naturalist and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, just to name a few.

All proceeds from the auction shall go to the benefit of English Pen, a British association of writers who fight for freedom of expression and to promote literature. For more information, please visit Sotheby’s website.