7 - 8 April 2004
BALDWIN, William Charles (1827-1903). African Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, &c. from 1852 to 1860. London: Spottiswoode & Co. for Richard Bentley, 1863.
8° (223 x 142mm). Title in red and black, half-title, 32pp. publisher's advertisements at back. Engraved portrait frontispiece, folding engraved map, 16 plates (6 tinted lithographs drawn on stone by J. Wolf, printed by Hanhart, 10 wood-engravings), numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Original green cloth, blocked in gilt and blind (extremities bumped, inner hinges cracked). Provenance: W.J. Stewart (inscription dated 1863). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION 'Mr. Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost any other of the great South African travellers and hunters': Mendelssohn I,p.73.
William Charles BALDWIN. Affican Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. 12° (191 x 125mm). 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Folding map, wood-engraved portrait frontispiece, 16 plates and numerous illustrations. Original black cloth, blocked in blind, lettered in gilt on the spine (spine slightly faded). THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium
Post-War and Contemporary Art specialist Hala Khayat discusses the emerging trends and most sought-after artists in Middle Eastern art
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder