Rare Books

Illustrated above:
Captain James Cook
A set of the accounts of the Voyages.
8 quarto volumes and 2 folio atlases.
London: 1773 - 1785.

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Rare Books

12:00PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

The catalogue for our second Rare Book auction of the year featured important and interesting works from several collections, including a large number of books on art & music, private press and literature from the libraries of sculptor John Edgar and musician Richard Nunns; Robin Hyde – Inscribed copies of ‘Dragons Rampant’ and ‘Nor the Years Condemn’; a rare copy of Ian Fleming’s ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ Jonathon Cape, this copy No 224 of 250 copies, Fleming’s only signed limited edition, published simultaneously with the first Trade edition 1 April, 1963; a complete set of the three Voyages of Captain James Cook 1773-1784, in eight text volumes and two folio atlases of plates and charts; Sydney Parkinson - A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas…. London 1773, first edition; W.L. Buller’s ‘A History of the Birds of New Zealand’, London 1888 and ‘Supplements to the Birds of New Zealand’, London 1906; Historic New Zealand watercolours, lithographs and maps; a collection of major New Zealand hunting books with provenance to T.E. Donne, from the library of Brendan Coe founder and editor of Rod+Rifle; a large selection of New Zealand historic photographs, watercolours, lithographs, and maps; four Herbert Ponting images from the Terra Nova Expedition with the Paul Popper label; and ephemera from the Byrd and Shackleton Expeditions to the Antarctic.

A full price realised list is available here.

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