Rare Books

Illustrated above:

Johannes Marchesinus – Mammotrectus super Bibliam.

Argentine [Strasbourg] 1494.
An incunabulum printed in the 15th century and bound with rubricated vellum endpapers
from earlier incunabula. contemporary binding with the brass clasps intact.

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Rare Books

5:00PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art+Object is pleased to be conducting a quality sale featuring books, maps, photographs and art from three major New Zealand collections.

Carl R. Straubel [1906-1959] was a notable publisher, author and historian from Canterbury. Among the highlights of his collection are a number of rare New Zealand maps including ‘The Chart of New Zealand’ by Thomas McDonnell 1837, a substantial Cantabrian collection with association items from pioneer settlers, an incunabulum (Lactantius’s Opera, Venetiis 1494), and further antiquarian books.

Thomas Leonard Seddon [1901-1962] was a well known collector and bibliophile. Major items from his collection include an original 18th Century world atlas by John Senex, an incunabulum ‘Mammotrectus super Bibliam’, by Johannes Marchesinus, anno dni 1494), along with antiquarian books and New Zealand histories.

A collection of historic Southland photographs and original paintings relating to the Hall-Jones family and John Turnbull Thomson [1821-1884], first Surveyor General of New Zealand.

Of particular interest is a collection of scarce New Zealand literature from many of New Zealand’s major poets including A.R.D. Fairburn, R.A.K. Mason, Allan Curnow, Richard Glover, along with further manuscripts and first editions, many of them association copies.

This is a timed online auction. Bidding opens on Tuesday 29 November and begins closing with lot 1 at 5.00pm on Tuesday 6 December. Thereafter, lots will close consecutively every 30 seconds until completion. If a lot receives a bid within the last two minutes, it will auto-extend until bidding stops. You can bid on our online bidding platform here, or you can download our bidding app via the Apple Store or Google Play. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any assistance.

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