Bonhams: Travel and Exploration, 24423, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
02/07/2018 - 02/07/2018
Page Size: 49 items in 2 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Album containing 47 photographs of Hawaiian royalty and scenes, [1874-1877]

1874-1877 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 10,625.00
2John Cleveley the Younger

HMS Resolution and Discovery at Morea; The Resolution and Discovery off Huaheine each 43.8 x 60.3cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/4in)(image).(2) both unframed

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 7,500.00

RAVENSTEIN (AUGUST) Embossed Atlas for Elementary Instruction in Physical Georgraphy, A.N. Myers & Co., [c.1880]

c.1880 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 750.00

Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870

1867-1870 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 22,500.00

Collection of drawings, and illustrated letters from Major General Horatio Gordon Robley to book collector George Calvert, [no place or date but possibly c.1919-1920]

c.1919-1920 GBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 2,250.00

An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean, since the Publication of Phillip's Voyage, John Stockdale, 1793

1793GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 937.00

Album of 52 views of New Zealand by the photographic studio of Burton Brothers, including native portraits/groups (4), Dunedin (6), Wakatipu (6), Milford Sound (10), Lake Manapouri (2), Lake Wanaka (2), Wanganuri River, Otira gorge, Queenstown, Rere Lake,

1880sGBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 2,750.00

Album of views and street scenes of Japan, [late nineteenth century]; and 30 smaller colour-tinted albumen prints (135 x 95mm., mounted 2 per page recto and verso on loose sheets), of which 12 of female figures, others groups (umbrella maker, photographer

late nineteenth centuryGBP 700.00 - 900.00Not Sold
30KUSAKABE (KIMBEI, photographer)

Album of group studies (19), and views of Japan (31), [1890s]

1890s GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold

The History of Japan: Giving an Account of the Antient and Present State of Government of that Empire... together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam, 2 vol., for the Publisher, and sold by T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728

1728GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 4,000.00

A View of China, for Philological Purposes; Containing a Sketch of Chinese Chronology, FIRST EDITION, Macao, printed at the Honorable the East India Company's Press, 1817

Macao, 1817GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,625.00

Group of items relating to the Second Opium War and 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment in Chinado, various sizes (4)

GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,250.00

Album of views sketched in Tientsin (Tianjin) by Ensign Frank Sadleir Brereton in 1861, the year following the conclusion of the Second Opium War, Tientsin, 1861

Tientsin, 1861GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold

Atlas de l'expedition de Chine en 1860, redige au depot de la guerre d'apres les documents officiels, Paris, Lemercier, [1861-1862]

Paris 1861-1862 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,375.00
40A presentation gilt brass spectacle case,

Travel & Exploration

GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 875.00

'View from Strawberry Hill, Prince of Wales' Island', 522 x 760mm.; 'View of Mount Erkine and Pulo Ticoose Bay, Prince of Wales' Island', W. Daniell, 1821 (3)

1821GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 2,375.00

'View of the Cascade'; 'View of the Great Tree', W. Daniell, 1821 (2)

1821GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 750.00

GIRAUDIER (BALTASAR) Expedicio?n a Jolo? 1876: bocetos del cronista del Diario de Manila, [?Madrid, J.M. Mateu, 1877]

?Madrid, 1877GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 6,250.00

Douglas bag used by Dr Griffith Pugh for the collection of expired air during the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, bag dimensions when inflated 600 x 620 x 460mm.

GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold

The Maharajah's Tour: being a Narrative of the Royal Progress Made by His Highness Chamrajendra Wadeyar Bahadur, Maharajah of Mysore, through the Western Portion of his Dominions, from November 1885 to January 1886, FIRST EDITION, Bangalore, Richmond F. H

Bangalore,1887GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,750.00

Two albums of views of Assam and Burma (Myanmar), including Assam oil fields, [early twentieth century]; and 3 other albums (2 of Egyptian interest; one with approximately 50 loose views of South Africa, Madeira and Burma) (5)

early twentieth centuryGBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 937.00
81William Holman Hunt

View of Jaffa

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,000.00

The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, 6 vol. bound in 3, Day, 1855-1856

1855-1856 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 3,125.00

An album of 52 copy print photographs of the Shah from the period of the 1920s until his death, [printed 1960s, or later]

printed 1960s, or later GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold

A Journal of Voyages and Travels, FIRST EDITION, Harvey and Darton, 1822

1822GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 812.00
  • <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>
  • <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>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
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