AntiquarianAuctions.com Auction #49 Highlights, March 3-10

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Lot 182

BEATRIX POTTER

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT.

Published: Privately printed, for the Author., London, 1902

First Edition

First (privately printed) Edition, Second printing, with minor alterations to the text. 12mo. ( 5.4 x 4.4 inches).

One of only 200 copies printed. The first printing was issued in December 1901 in a edition of 250 copies. Original olive green boards pictorially stamped and titled in black to front cover. Spine rounded, as called for. Colour frontispiece and forty-one full-page black and white illustrations by Potter. 

Estimate: $25000  

Harper Lee Mockingbird 1.jpgMODERN FIRST EDITIONS

Lot 211

Harper Lee

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Published: Heinemann, London, 1960

First UK Edition

A very nice copy in dustwrapper of the 1st UK edition of this evergreen classic
by the recently deceased author. 

See blog entry on the AntiquarianAuctions.com Blog:
https://antiquarianauctions.com/blog/harper-lee-dies-at-89

Estimate: $650 - 900 

Lot 186
WILDE. OSCAR. -- C.3.3

THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL. By C. 3. 3.

Published: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898

First Edition

FIRST EDITION. One of just 800 copies printed on hand made paper. 

Published under the pseudonym "C. 3. 3." which stood for his cell block, landing and cell number, while serving 2 years for Gross Indecency, the poem is based on the execution of a fellow inmate who had been convicted of murdering his wife and generated one of the great verses from Wilde, "Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword !"

Estimate: $1800

Lot 269 

Samuel Beckett

MORE PRICKS THAN KICKS - SIGNED LIMITED DE-LUXE EDITION

Published: Calder & Boyars, London, 1970

Edition: 1st. Limited De-Luxe Edition

The de-luxe limited edition of 100 signed copies published in 1970. This is number 93 and signed by Beckett

Estimate: $1000 - 1200

MAPS

Lot 2

John Seller

A chart of the coast of Guinea from Cape Verde to Cape Bona Esperanca.

Drawn with Squares of the Side of each Square Containing 100 English Leagues.

Published: Seller & Price, London, 1701

Edition: 1701

Rare Seller & Price publication of a sea chart of the west coast of Africa, from Cape Verde to the Cape of Good Hope.  The chart first was published by John Seller in 1675 in his English Pilot and Atlas Maritimus; the title was ‘A chart of guinea describeing (sic) the seacoast from Cape de Verde to Cape Bona Esperanca’ 

Seller’s sea charts are scarce and sought after; this example is in very good condition. 

Estimate: $2,000-2,200

Lot 163

John Arrowsmith

Cape of Good Hope

With permission copied from the Original M.S. drawing in the Colonial Office, compiled by Mr. Hebert, Senr

Published: John Arrowsmith, London, 1834

Edition: 1st

This map was published in the London Atlas of Universal Geography, J Arrowsmith ..., exhibiting the physical & political divisions of the various countries of the World, constructed from original materials.

Is most respectfully dedicated to his venerable friend John Middleton Esqr. As a testimony of gratitude and esteem, by his much obliged & humble servant, John Arrowsmith, F.R.G.S. & R.A.S. John Arrowsmith was a nephew of the patriarch, Aaron, and worked out of London. He was one of the foremost cartographers of the era and, like his uncle, he aspired to design maps that were up to date.

Estimate: $500 - 850

Lot 3

Johannes Janssonius

ÆTHIOPIA INFERIOR, VEL EXTERIOR

Partes magis Septentrionales quae hic deſiderantur vide in tabula Æthiopæ Superioris [Loosley translated : Aethiopia Inferior or Exterior. The more northern parts can be seen in Aethiopia Superior]

Published: Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam., 1637

Edition: 1st Latin 

Full title: ÆTHIOPIA INFERIOR, VEL  EXTERIOR.   Partes magis Septentrionales quae  hic deſiderantur vide in tabula Æthiopæ Superioris 

[Loosley translated : Aethiopia Inferior or Exterior. The more northern parts can be seen in Aethiopia Suprior].

It is uncertain who engraved this map; Hondius could engrave, a number of his maps have florid engraved text and this map seems to be based on his 1631 map of the continent. As is common with larger maps from atlases, this map was printed on two pages. The map has been joined and is 52 X 38 cm; the margins are wide, which makes it ideal for framing.  The map has attractive original outline colouring .

Estimate: $800 - 1050

AFRICANA

Lot 205

Nelson Mandela & Others

PRISONER IN THE GARDEN - DE-LUXE LIMITED SIGNED EDITION

Published: Penguin Books, Johannesburg, 2005

Edition: 1st. Limited De-Luxe Signed

No. 82 of 100 copies only of this deluxe edition signed by Nelson Mandela. It is hand bound by craft bookbinder Peter Carstens in half leather and marbled boards with hand sewn headbands, in a matching custom cloth and marbled boards slipcase with leather trimming. A fine (as new) copy in the slipcase. As is the case with most copies of this book, the space "Presented To" on the signed limitation page is blank. This is probably the scarcest (and last) of the Nelson Mandela limited signed editions.

Estimate: $4000 - 5000

Lot 5
T.-W. Bowler and W.-R. Thomson

Pictorial album of Cape Town, with views of Simon's Town, Port Elizabeth and Graham's Town....

from original drawings, with historical and descriptive sketches.

Published: J.C. Juta, Cape Town, 1866

Edition: First edition.

Bowler lived in Cape Town in 1833 and worked at the Royal Observatory, he set up as an artist in 1837.
Oblong folio. 38,5 x 29 cm. Large panoramic View of Cape Town as a frontispiece.
( circa. 56 x 38,5 cm. ) 44 pages of descriptive text and  12 lithographed plates. original gold decorated cloth. A rare album of views by one of the most important South African artists. 

Estimate: $3000/3500

Lot 268
Boer War, Photograph album:

REMINISCENCES OF THE S.A. WAR

Snap Shots by Capt. R.B. Pott (The West Kent Yeomanry)

Published: No date (circa 1901)

Album containing 100 photographs.

Estimate: $1600/1800

LIBRARY SETS

Lot 225

BURTON. Sir RICHARD. Translates.

(ARABIAN NIGHTS). -- THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT.

A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights entertainments.

Published: Privately printed by the Burton Club., No date but circa 1900

Limited edition

LIMITED EDITION. Number 900 of 1000 sets. Finely bound in recent half dark green morocco. 

Estimate: $2000

Lot 230
PROUST. MARCEL. ; Moncrieff. C. K. Scott. Translates into English.

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST. (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu). With Etchings by Philippe Jullian.

Swann's way; Within a budding grove; The Guermantes way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet cheat gone; Time Regained.

Published: Chatto & Windus. London. 1949., London, 1949

Edition: Limited edition of 165 sets.

Although a reprint of the 1941 uniform edition this special Edition-De-Luxe is one of 165 special numbered and leather bound sets, of which 160 are for sale. This set are all uniform, being number 15.

Illustrated with 48 fine full page etchings by Philippe Jullian.

Estimate: $1350

GREENE. GRAHAM.

THE COLLECTED EDITION and COLLECTED ESSAYS.

Signed in Volume 1; Brighton Rock.

Published: Heinemann and Bodley Head, London, 1969 - 1982

Estimate: $5000 

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