Wednesday 9 April 2014
A very buoyant first book sale of the year with strong and spirited bidding throughout, the highest price achieved being $33,046 for a set of rare aquatints “Views in the South” by John Cleveley from Captain James Cook’s 3rd voyage (lot 178).
High prices were also achieved for the postcards, with Auckland photographic scenes particularly sought after.
Other highlights were:
Lot 134 Hugh Carleton - A Page from the Early History of New Zealand by Metoikos. $1576
Lot 184 George Forster - A Voyage Round the World… $5335
Lot 185 Johann Reinhold Forster - Observation Made During the Voyage… $3031
Lot 186 John Hawkesworth - An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by Order of his Present Majesty… $4850
Lot 200 W.L. Buller - A History of the Birds of New Zealand . $10,914
Lot 202 Mrs Featon - The Art Album of New Zealand Flora. $1576
Lot 222 Plunket Shield and Canterbury Cricket Souvenir. $1212
Lot 233 Man of Everest signed by Tenzing . $606
Lot 387 McCahon and Baxter - Letters and Documents. $2425
*All prices include buyers premium and GST.