AntiquarianAuctions.com Will Host Auction #39, November 20-27

In addition to important Africana, the auction will feature a wide range of items which will be of interest to international collectors.

All bidding is in US$ and no buyer’s premium is charged.

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Dealers and collectors worldwide have been selling and bidding on the site since 2010.

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Auctions are held every five weeks and run on the model of a timed auction for one week. 

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Highlights for Auction#39

Lot 181THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - FIRST SAMUEL JOHNSON EDITION

William Shakespeare

The Plays of William Shakespeare, In Eight Volumes, With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators to which are added Notes by Sam Johnson'. The first edition edited by Johnson and with his c.73pp. introduction. Outside of the Folio editions of Shakespeare, this is considered to be the most important edition of his plays and it forms the basis of modern Shakespeare scholarship. This is the scarce first printing of the first edition, distinguished from the later imprint of the same year by Johnson's preface being unpaginated and by the omission of the imprint of Longman from Vol.'s 1&2. 1000 sets of this issue were printed - some commentators say less.

Estimate: $2800-3500

Lot 255COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE - FIRST EDITION

JAMES COOK & CAPTAIN FURNAUX

A superb set of Cook's Second Voyage, entitled: A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE AND ROUND THE WORLD - Performed in His Majesty's Ships the RESOLUTION and ADVENTURE in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. 2 Vols. 4to. 376pp. and 396pp. Contemporary calf expertly rebacked in matching calf with new marbled endpapers (probably 19th. century).

Estimate: $8000-9000

Lot 170THE COMPLEAT ANGLER - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Izaak Walton

The 1931 Harrap Edition of this book, beautifully bound in dark blue leather, with gilt frames and design on front and back cover, gilt fish design and five raised bands and title on spine. Endpapers marbled in green and brown. Gilt decorative dentelles. Binding by George Bayntun (Riviere) Bath, England, a binder whose skill was acknowledged by frequent patronage of Queen Mary.

Estimate: $800-900

Lot 1: COMMENTARIUS AD PANDECTUS

Voet (Johannis)

First edition: 2 volumes bound in 3: I. (16), 979, (71 errata and index). II. Part 1. (8), 728. Part 2. 729-1028, (78 addenda and index), pages, large woodcut printer’s device on the title page of volume I. Volume I bound in full blind tooled vellum with trimmed edges, volume II in quarter vellum with marbled paper sides (the paper is worn), with uncut edges.

‘Johannes Voet's Commentarius ad Pandectas, the leading institutional work in Roman-Dutch law, is also the most frequently quoted exposition of that legal system in the South African courts. The opening title of that magisterial work, however, has for the most part been unjustly neglected by our judges, scholars and law teachers alike. Apart from providing an exceptionally fine introduction to the elements of law and justice, this title reveals the imposing range of Voet's scholarship, which sweeps within its compass many ancient writings.’ Andrew Domanski, Fundamina, A Journal of Legal History, volume 19, Issue 2, 2013.

Estimate: $400/500 

Lot 190LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.

Nelson Mandela. Signed by Nelson Mandela

The Autobiography Of Nelson Mandela.

Gilt on quarter black leather over green cloth boards teg. 630pp illustrated 8vo. excellent custom dark green leather slipcase.

Copy No.445 of 1000. Signed by Nelson Mandela.  As the owners inscription states this was a gift to the owner from the South African publisher's agent, and this is where the custom slipcase originated.  
Estimate: $1800-2000

Lot 241COMPLETE SET OF THE DE LUXE EDITIONS OF ALL THREE SERIES

Brenthurst Press

With: Four volumes of Brenthurst Archives (All published)

Each volume is number 53 of all three series and the Archives. 
The Brenthurst Press have agreed that the buyer of this set will be able to buy future volumes and retain the same number.
Estimate: $7500-8000

Lot 8: A COLLECTION OF 247 EARLY 20TH CENTURY FRENCH POSTCARDS.

Erotic & Glamour Postcards

247 postcards, circa 1900 -1930’s, some coloured (a few partly coloured by hand), many double sided, some with gilt edges. From a variety of publishers including: Film Art, P.C. Paris (all numbered), Photo M.Waldemann, Noer, A.N. Paris, Marque L-E Déposé Paris, I.L.M. (these cards have captions in several languages including French, English & Russian). 

One card is from the German publisher Verlag der Schönheit, Dresden.

All 140 x 90 mm.
Estimate: $400-500

Lot 235: DICKENS CHRISTMAS BOOKS - TWO FIRST EDITIONS
Charles Dickens

1. The Chimes. A Goblin Story.
1845.Chapman & Hall. 
First Edition, with the second state engraved title page with the publisher's name below the vignette. 
175 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and eleven engravings in the text by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. 
In the original gilt embossed cloth. 
Both inner hinges are starting but firm. Nearly a very good copy. 

2. The Cricket and The Hearth. 1846. Bradbury & Evans. 174 pages of text with engraved frontispiece, title page and engravings by the same artists as the above volume. The advert leaf at the end is in the second state where Oliver Twist is recorded as "New Edition". Rear joint cracked but firm but inner hinges intact. Both volumes are clean and unfoxed and have a matching signature on the front pastedowns and are in nearly very good condition. The perfect Christmas Gift!  

Estimate: $1500-2000

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