1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 688
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
On Safari. Big-Game Hunting in British East Africa. London: Edward Arnold, 1908. 8°, plates and illustrations (a little occasional soiling and light browning), original pictorial cloth (a little rubbed and shaken). FIRST EDITION.
CHAPMAN, Abel. Wild Spain (España agreste) Records of Sport with Rifle, Rod, and Gun. London: Gurney and Jackson, 1893. 8°, folding coloured map, plates and illustrations, original blue cloth. Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author to the Earl of Buckinghamshire and with the latter's bookplate.
With 3 others by the same author: First Lessons in the Art of Wildfowling (London, 1896), Bird Life of the Borders (London, 1889) and Wild Norway (London, 1897). (5)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Our inaugural auction dedicated to artefacts of geopolitical change offers insights into events such as the Russian Revolution ..
Books and Manuscripts specialist Sven Becker advises on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
Our specialist discusses a ‘pungent’ leather jacket worn by one of the greatest scientists in history