In the technological era where individuals are mostly tech-savvy than a book enthusiast, the sale of rare books may seem like a bygone trend. However, with almost everything digitalized, people have discerned that books are far more than just printed texts- they are history. Featuring an extensive collection of rare books, Auction #77 is held by Antiquarian Auctions.
The sale offers a number of books by Modernist authors, including the stories of adventure by John Boyes. One of the African pioneer adventurers, Boyes lived through more thrilling escapades than most men have in fiction. John Campbell’s book entitled “Travel in South Africa” is one of the valuables of the auction with hand colored aquatint frontispiece in each volume.
The element of appeal amongst the lots does not end here, as the jewel of the crown is “Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa” written by Captain Harris. In 1836, Harris set out to travel in northern directions and so the book is based around his sketches of game and wild animals that he encountered in his journey. It is the highest estimated lot at $8,000. Find more information on Antiquarian Auctions.
# of Lots:450
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Harris (William Cornwallis) PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA|| Estimate: |
|John Boyes THE COMPANY OF ADVENTURERS|| Estimate: |
|William Burroughs THE NAKED LUNCH - FINE FIRST EDITION WITH SIGNED LETTER|| Estimate: |
|Thompson, George Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa.|| Estimate: |
|Kruger Walking Stick. Cherry wood stick carved by Boer POW, St. Helena, for President Kruger|| Estimate: |