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Auction Report
Auction Date
10/17/2013 - 10/17/2013
Page Size: 492 items in 20 pages
Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Duncan (William) THE COMMENTARIES OF CAESARLondon1753USD 3,750.00 - 4,250.00USD 3,885.00
2Aquinas ( Thomas) SUMMA TOTIUS THEOLOGIÆ: Antverpiæ1569USD 900.00 - 1,100.00USD 788.00
4Prisoner-of-War Handicraft: CANDLESTICK, ST HELENA 1901USD 1,250.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,575.00
5Prisoner-of-War Handicraft: PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS, ST HELENA 1901USD 1,250.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,155.00
6[Godlonton (R.)]A NARRATIVE OF THE IRRUPTION OF THE KAFIR HORDES. (Scarce Grahamstown printing)Graham's Town1836USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
7Noble (John)THE CAPE AND ITS PEOPLE AND OTHER ESSAYS (Presentation copy from Maclear to Herschel)Cape Town1869USD 700.00 - 800.00USD 630.00
8Baines (Thomas) EXPLORATIONS IN SOUTH-WEST AFRICALondon1864USD 1,250.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,995.00
9Stavorinus (J.S.) VOYAGES TO THE EAST-INDIES; London1798USD 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold
10Flowering Plants THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA (Volumes 1-24) continued as THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF AFRICA, (VOLUMES 25-56)1920 - 1999USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
11Williams, Henry Smith (editor)Historians' History of the World (1908; complete in 25 vellum-bound volumes) . . .London1908USD 750.00 - 1,000.00USD 350.00
12Creswicke, LouisSouth Africa and the Transvaal War (8 volumes)LondonNo dates [1900-1902/3]USD 350.00 - 500.00USD 275.00
13Barry Mortimer (editor and compiler) and various authors and illustratorsH F O: Some Personal Perspectives on Harry Oppenheimer by his Colleagues and FriendsJohannesburg 1985USD 750.00 - 1,000.00Not Sold
14McIntyre, Donald, in consultation with L L Evans1951 Catalogue of Valuable Africana etc from the Collection of the late Sir Abe Bailey (Graham Botha's priced copy)Cape Town1951USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 315.00
15Bakkes, C MDie Britse Deurbraak aan die Benede Tugela op Majubadag 1900Pretoria1971USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
16Barnard, C JGeneraal Louis Botha op die Natalse Front 1899-1900Cape Town 1970USD 125.00 - 175.00Not Sold
17De Wet, General C R; M C E van Schoor and othersThree Years War (1902 and 1985 versions) and 1954 memorial volume (Afrikaans)USD 100.00 - 125.00USD 50.00
18Oosthuizen, S P R, and other editorsSuid-Afrikaanse Argiefstukke. Oranje-Vrystaat (7 vols, 1952-1990) . . .Pretoria1952-1990USD 200.00 - 250.00USD 75.00
19Picasso, Pablo (illustrations and lettering), Louis Miguel Dominguin (introduction) and George Boudaille (essay) Picasso Toros y Toreros (Bulls and Bullfighting) (text in Spanish and French)Paris1961USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 450.00
20Compiled and published on the order of the Minister of Agriculture (S P le Roux)Hulpboek vir Boere in Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans version of Handbook for Farmers in South Africa) (3 vols, 1957)Pretoria1957USD 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
21Frazer, Sir James George (arranged and edited by Robert Angus Downie)The Native Races of Africa and MadagascarLondon1938USD 150.00 - 200.00USD 75.00
22Ingpen, Brian D, and C J HarrisIngpen South African Shipping Collection (3 items)All Cape Town1979; 1994; 2003USD 125.00 - 150.00Not Sold
23Hine, Reginald LThe Cream of Curiosity. Being an account of certain historical and literary manuscripts of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries (1920 first edition with rare dustjacket) London and New York 1920USD 250.00 - 350.00Not Sold
24Fry, C Hilary, Stuart Keith and Emil K Urban (series editors)Birds of Africa (Seven volumes, 1982-2004) London; London1984-2004USD 800.00 - 1,000.00USD 368.00
25[CLEMENS (Samuel L)]: “Mark Twain”Xia wa ri ji [“Eve’s Diary”, in Chinese]. Shanghai1953USD 75.00 - 75.00Not Sold
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Miniature of Légende de la Vie de Sainte Catherine, illuminated manuscript, Bruges, later 15th century. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition work of binder James Scott, Glasgow, 1770. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Giacomo Berengario da Carpi, <i>Isagogae breves et exactissimae in anatomiam</i>..., pre-Vesalian anatomical textbook, Strassburg, 1530.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Joseph Fox, <i>The Natural History of the Human Teeth</i>, first edition, London, 1803. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Guido Guidi, <i>Chirurgia è Graeco in Latinum</i>..., first edition in Latin, Paris, 1544. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Paolo Mascagni, <i>Anatomia Universale</i>, Florence, 1833. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Anatomes totius, aere insculpta delineatio</i>, first Jacques Grévin edition, Paris, 1565.<br>$2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Anatomia</i>, woodcut text illustrations throughout, Venice, 1604. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Thomas Willis, <i>Crebri anatome. Cui accessit</i>..., first Octavo edition, London, 1664. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> FIRE OF LONDON. A True Pourtraict with a Brief Description Of that Deplorable Fire of London. Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MATHER, INCREASE. A Brief History of the Warr With the Indians in New-England. Sold for US$ 45,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> SALEM WITCH TRIALS. Manuscript Document variously signed. Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> REVERE, PAUL. The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King-Street Boston. Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> LEXINGTON AND CONCORD. Bloody Butchery by the British Troops. Sold for US$ 118,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The New-England Chronicle. Sold for US$ 257,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. By the President of the United States. Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> BASEBALL. Boston Union Athletic Exhibition Company Grounds. Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MCCLELLAND, GEORGE WILLIAM. Eniac-Birth Certificate of Computer Age. 1880-1955. Typed Letter Signed. Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium.
  • <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.First edition, first issue in a near fine jacket.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition, first issue.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Jack Kerouac. On the Road. New York: Viking, 1957. First edition, presentation copy.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>JRR Tolkien. The Hobbit. London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1937. First edition, fine copy in jacket.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita. Paris: the Olympia Press, 1955. First edition presentation copy inscribed on the half-title.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1947. Inscribed by Tennesee Williams and Director Elia Kazan with additional inscriptions or signatures by all the cast members.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>T.S. Eliot. The Waste Land. Richmond, Surrey: Printed and published by Leonard and Virignia Woolf, 1923. First English edition, nscribed to Eliot’s patroness Lady Mary Lilian Rothermere.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Ernest Hemingway. Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923. A mint first edition presentation copy of Hemingway’s landmark first book.
    <b>Sotheby's New York, 1 April 2014: </b> A Modern Library: The Gordon Waldorf Collection.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>William Faulkner. Light in August. New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First edition inscribed to Myrtle Ramey.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>James Joyce. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare & Co, 1922. First edition, one of 150 press-numbered copies on vergé d’Arches.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>F. Scott Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition with jacket in fine condition.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Dashiell Hammett. The Thin Man. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, MCMXXXIV. First American edition. A presentation copy inscribed.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Raymond Chandler. Farewell, My Lovely. New York: Knopf, 1940. First edition presentation copy, being a copy that Chandler originally retained, inscribed on the front endpaper.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>J.D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1951. First edition.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, 1962. First edition and a rare presentation copy inscribed by the author.
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