Rare Books

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Rare Books

12:00PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Following on from the recent and highly-successful auction of the Peter Stratford Collection, Art+Object’s second Rare Books Auction for 2020 is a varied multi-vendor offering with several highlights including: a strong selection of Antarctic books and related items; a private collection of Children’s titles, illustrated by the great late-19th century illustrators Willy Pogany, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Walter Crane; a further collection of historic photographs relating to the Tarawera eruption from the Ron Keam collection; a strong Voyages and Travels section including Voyages of Captain James Cook, La Perouse’s – A Voyage Round the World, and Sydney Parkinson’s – A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas; a rare and early edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (3rd edition 1861); J.R. R Tolkien’s – The Lord of the Rings trilogy (London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1955 & 1956, in dust jackets); a selection of collectible titles on angling by Zane Grey, W.H Spackman, Arthur Nichols, Sir Samuel Wilson and more; a natural history section featuring W.L. Buller’s – History of the Birds of New Zealand (2nd edition), and British Game Birds and Wildfowl by Beverley R. Morris, London 1855.

Maps and Charts include an early Bayley’s Chart of New Zealand; a Nelson plan of Taitapu Gold Estates Ltd.

Please Note:
We are now accepting entries for Art+Object’s final sale of the year to be held in November.

Please note the revised auction date of Wednesday 16 September due to the extension of Level 3 in Auckland. The viewing will commence on Sunday 13 September, see below for more details.

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