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Auction Date
01/25/2018 - 01/25/2018
Page Size: 385 items in 16 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Allen (Capt. William) and T.R.H.Thomson.,

A Narrative of the the River …

1848GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 225.00
2Baker (Sir Samuel White)

The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations …

1866GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 1,000.00
3Burckhardt (John Lewis)

Travels in Nubia, first edition, 1819.

1819GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 600.00
4Burton (Sir Richard Francis)

First Footsteps in East Africa, first edition, second issue, …

1856GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 875.00
5Burton (Sir Richard Francis)

The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 2 vol., first edition, …

1860GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,250.00
6Burton (Sir Richard Francis)

Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By …

1863GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 1,875.00
7Burton (Sir Richard Francis)

A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome, 2 vol., first edition, …

1864GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,000.00
8Burton (Sir Richard Francis)

Wit and Wisdom in West Africa; or, a Book of Proverbial …

1865GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 375.00
9Burton (Sir Richard Francis)

and Verney Lovett Cameron. To the Gold Coast for Gold: A …

1883GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,125.00
10Cameron (Verney Lovett)

Across Africa, 2 vol., first edition, 1877.

1877GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 400.00
11Gardiner (Capt. Allen F.)

Narrative of a Journey to the Zoolu Country, in South Africa, …

1836GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 437.50
12Grant (James Augustus)

A Walk across Africa or Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journey, …

Edinburgh and London1864GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,250.00
13Hohnel (Lt. Ludwig von)

Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie, 2 vol., first edition, …

1894GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 500.00
14Owen (William Fitzwilliam Wentworth)

Narrative of Voyages to explore the shores of …

1833GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,062.50
15Percival (Capt. Robert)

An Account of the Cape of Good Hope, first edition, first issue …

1804GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 475.00
16Smith (Andrew)

Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa, 5 vol., first edition, …

1838-49-50GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 11,250.00
17Speke (John Hanning)

What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, first edition, …

Edinburgh & London1864GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,375.00
18Thomson (Joseph)

To the Central African Lakes and Back, 2 vol., first edition, original …

1881GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,125.00
19Rio (Antonio del)

Description of the Ruins of an Ancient City, …

1822GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 11,875.00
20Squier (E.G.)

Travels in Central America, particularly in Nicaragua, …

1853GBP 350.00 - 450.00GBP 500.00
21Bouchette (Joseph)

A Topographical Description of the Province of Lower …

1815GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 275.00
22Whymper (Frederick)

Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, …

1868GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 875.00
23Bennett (George W.)

An Illustrated History of British Guiana, first …

Georgetown, Demerara1866GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 2,500.00
24Caldcleugh (Alexander)

Travels in South America, during the years …

1825GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 500.00
25Maw (Henry Lister)

Journal of a Passage from the Pacific to the …

1829GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 437.50
  • <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
  • <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
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