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Auction Report
Auction Date
02/01/2018 - 02/01/2018
Page Size: 307 items in 13 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price


London1924USD 3,500.00 - 4,500.00Not Sold
2Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW

Outre-Mer, A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea. No. 1

Boston1833USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold

Melbourne Invitation Committee extends a most cordial Invitation ... to celebrate the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne, ... in 1956.

Melbourne[no date, but circa 1948]USD 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold
4Tokalon Inc. New York (Cosmetics & Perfume Industry)

Minute book (1913-1919)

New York1913-1919USD 500.00 - 800.00Not Sold
5Sir Samuel W. Baker


London1874USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 420.00
6Thomas Bell

A History of British Quadrupedes

London1837USD 700.00 - 900.00Not Sold
7Illustrated by Maurice Pledger; written by Charles Coles

Game Birds (1981)

London, Auckland, Sydney, Toronto, Johannesburg1981USD 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold
8Cape Government Blue Books


Cape Town1854 and 1857USD 350.00 - 500.00USD 250.00
9Lyell, D. D. (F.Z.S.)

Hunting Trips in Northern Rhodesia

London1910USD 700.00 - 900.00USD 400.00
10Meintjes, Julia, and Robert Pritchard; photography by Mike Story

South African Reserve Bank Art Collection (1991)

Pretoria1991USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 657.00
11Prevost d'Exiles, Antoine-Francois (Abbe Prevost)

Histoire Generale des Voyages. Description de la Tartarie Orientale et du Tibet (1749)

Paris1749USD 500.00 - 600.00Not Sold
12P. de Bonnefont de Varinay

La Compagnie de Mozambique (1899)

Lisbonne (Lisboa)1899USD 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
13Mundy, Peter, Duncan Butchart (also illustrator), John Ledger and Steven Piper

The Vultures of Africa (1992) (signed by all four authors)

Johannesburg1992USD 300.00 - 400.00Not Sold
14Callinicos, Luli; foreword by Walter Sisulu; photographs by Peter McKenzie and others

The World that Made Mandela. A heritage trail (2000)

Johannesburg2000USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 147.00
15Gibbings, Robert; edited by Patience Empson; introduction by Thomas Balston

The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings (1959)

London1959USD 400.00 - 750.00Not Sold
16Stark, U G (editor) and others

Staatsteater Pretoria '81 [Pretoria State Theatre 1981]

Pretoria1981USD 75.00 - 100.00Not Sold
17Jobst, Dieter and Arno; appreciation by Nadine Gordimer

Kurt Jobst. Goldsmith, Silversmith and Art Metal Worker (1979)

Johannesburg1979USD 100.00 - 125.00Not Sold
18Hansford, S Howard

Jade. Essence of Hills and Streams (1969)

Cape Town, Johannesburg and London1969USD 250.00 - 400.00Not Sold
19Kegel, Gary; photographs by Brian Bennett

Sunset on Kyalami 1961-1971 (2007)

Not stated2007USD 100.00 - 150.00USD 55.00
20Schadeberg, Jurgen (compiler & photographer); Claudia Schadeberg, E Sithole, C Smith

Voices from Robben Island (signed by Tokyo Sexwale) (1994)

Johannesburg1994USD 200.00 - 250.00Not Sold
21Gargett, Valerie; editor: Peter J Mundy; illustrations: Graeme Arnott & Robert Davies

The Black Eagle. A Study (signed by the author) (1990)

Johannesburg1990USD 250.00 - 400.00Not Sold
22Letty, Cythna (artist); R Dyer, I Verdoorn, L E Codd (text); Louisa Bolus (foreword)

Wild Flowers of the Transvaal (signed by Cythna Letty on the title page) (1962); and another Cythna Letty title (1981)

Johannesburg1962USD 125.00 - 175.00USD 100.00
23Van der Post, Laurens; David Coulson (photographer); poem by William Plomer

The Lost World of the Kalahari (1988)

London1988USD 50.00 - 55.00Not Sold
24Macphail, E M; photographs by Jan Kopec

The Story of Westcliff (1986)

Johannesburg1986USD 60.00 - 70.00Not Sold
25Schmidt, Leoni

Sasol Art Collection (1988)

Johannesburg1988USD 100.00 - 125.00Not Sold
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
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