Auction 24.09.2002

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 24.09.2002

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STANLEY'S CHILDHOOD

STANLEY'S CHILDHOOD W.G. Helesby Jnr. (Denbigh) and various photographers. An album of 88 photographs of Denbigh and North Wales commissioned by Stanley circa 1900, recording the places and scenery of his childhood 1841-1858, including views of Denbigh (Moses Parry's house, the parish church of St

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF JOHN ROWLANDS

THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF JOHN ROWLANDS Glass plate photograph of John Rowlands, aged 15, 65 x 48mm. set in its original oval mount and cardboard frame. (One side of mounted damaged with loss of border); together with a carte de viste of the same image, signed J. Laing photographer Castle Street

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS Eight photographs of St Thomas street and No 3 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans titled 'St Thomas St', 'St Thomas St. 1323', 'St Thomas St. towards Tchoupitoulas', one inscribed (by Dorothy Stanley) 'Levee New/Orleans.where/Stanley mother as a boy'. circular four 9¾ x 7 7/8in. (248 x

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY IN NEW YORK

STANLEY IN NEW YORK A carte de visite portrait of Stanley, circa 1863, 100 x 60mm. inscribed in a neat hand by Stanley (aged 22) "Always - your loving Nephew Henry Stanley the S.S. Minnesota", verso inscribed in ink "No2"; and a full portrait carte de visite of Stanley (aged 26) by Rockwell and co

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEYS MEMORIAL TO HIS GRANDFATHER

STANLEYS MEMORIAL TO HIS GRANDFATHER A manuscript scroll, titled in 'Memorian of Moses Parry', ink on blue paper, mounted on a waxed cloth. (Some losses of text to margins and along old folds) 650 x 400mm. [New York, c.1807]. An extraordinary unrecorded memorial scroll by Stanley to his maternal

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES OF STANLEY

GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES OF STANLEY A collection of sixteen glass plate negatives and copy negatives, including eleven of Stanley, the majority early portraits including two of 'Stanley when mining at Black Hawk City', 'two negative enlargements from the type taken of Stanley when he started for Asia

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY OUT WEST

STANLEY OUT WEST HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904). Out West during Two Indian Campaigns . Printed for private circulation: [n.d. but circa 1897]. 4° (313 x 240mm.). 48pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt at head; together with two gazetteers of the United States, dated 1836 and 1853. A

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S PLAN FOR THE LIVINGSTONE EXPEDITION

STANLEY'S PLAN FOR THE LIVINGSTONE EXPEDITION RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) The Lake Regions of Central Africa . London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volumes, 8° (212 x 136mm.). 10 chromoxylographic plates only (of 12), including frontispieces. Wood-engraved illustrations. With

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S WINCHESTER

STANLEY'S WINCHESTER A Winchester. 44 Henry Rimfire model 1866 sporting rifle no. 33347B, circa 1870, the stock with crescent brass butt plate, the circular barrel with three-quarter length magazine, sling swivels and Winchester open sights Weight 8lb. 7oz. 13 3/8in. pull, 27in. barrel An emotive

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S REVOLVER

STANLEY'S REVOLVER A TRANTER PATENT .500 REVOLVER CIRCA 1870 BY E. M. REILLY NO. 33822 Chequered walnut butt, octagonal barrel 4 3/8in. barrel, Birmingham Black Powder proof

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S PARALLEL-RULER

STANLEY'S PARALLEL-RULER An ebonised wooden parallel-ruler, with brass crosspieces, and standing studs, 155 x 35mm. (unopened), with label inscribed 'H.M. Stanley, Livingstone Expedition 1870-1872', and paper inventory number 49. A rare surviving mathematical instrument, useful for plotting on

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S 'USEFUL' KNIFE

STANLEY'S 'USEFUL' KNIFE A large knife stamped 'WATSON/PALL MALL/LONDON' on the blade by the hilt, the handle labelled with exhibition number '30', with leather sheath, 12¾in. (323mm.) long. (with an old painted exhibition label

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S SMALL KNIFE

STANLEY'S SMALL KNIFE A small hunting knife, with steel blade, mottled hardwood ovoid handle with brass mounts, the wooden sheath covered with black leather with metal mount and swing loop, and shaped finial, applied with an exhibition label numbered '31' 8½in. (215mm.) long

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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DOROTHY STANLEY

DOROTHY STANLEY Mr Stanley in the dress he wore when he met Livingstone in Africa signed with initials 'DT' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.Stanley 1872' (lower left) charcoal on paper 36¾ x 26in. (914 x 661mm) portrait of Stanley standing in 'Bula Matari' uniform by Dorothy Stanley, inscribed and

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904)

HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904) How I Found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa including an account of four months' residence with Dr. Livingstone . New York: Scribner, Armstrong, 1872. 8° (226 x 143mm.). Wood-engraved frontispiece of Stanley and Kalulu, 27

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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LIVINGSTONE'S SEXTANT

LIVINGSTONE'S SEXTANT A 7in. radius vernier [government issue] sextant by Elliott Brothers, circa 1866. The oxidized brass lattice frame with polished arc signed and stamped Elliott Brother's, 30 Strand London 2625, together with the Government broad arrow mark, inset silvered scale divided

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE FREEDOM OF THE BURGH OF HAMILTON, OCTOBER 1872

THE FREEDOM OF THE BURGH OF HAMILTON, OCTOBER 1872 A Victorian Scottish Silver rectangular Freedom Casket, the sides and hinged domed cover repoussée, chased and engraved with a band of the Scottish thistle, the centre of the cover engraved with the arms of Hamilton within oak-leaf and acorn wreath

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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JANET LIVINGSTONE

JANET LIVINGSTONE BIBLE in English -- The English Version of the Polyglot Bible . London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, [c. 1870]. 8° (157 x 100mm). 10 coloured lithographic maps, one uncoloured double-page 'chronological map.' Original brown morocco, blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, yapp edges

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE

STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE London Stereoscopic+Co.: seven miniature portrait photographs of Stanley and one of Livingstone, the photographs with blind-stamp 'London Stereoscopic Co.', each 3 9/16 x 2¼in. (90 x 57mm.), in an envelope inscribed 'after the finding of Livingstone'; together with two studio

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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DAVID LIVINGSTONE (1813-1873)

DAVID LIVINGSTONE (1813-1873) A large head and shoulders photograph of David Livingstone aged around 55, with handcoloured grey wash, inscribed 'London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company Ltd' (lower left), published Regent St and Cheapside, laid on card, framed 32½ x 25¼in. (825 x 641mm.) (2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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DAVID LIVINGSTONE (1813-1873)

DAVID LIVINGSTONE (1813-1873) The Last Journals ... in Central Africa from 1865 to his Death , edited by Horace Waller. London: John Murray, 1875. 2 volumes, 8° (221 x 140mm.). 19 wood-engraved plates, 3 chromolithographic plates, 2 folding lithographic maps with Livingstone's routes printed in red

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE ASHANTEE CAMPAIGN

THE ASHANTEE CAMPAIGN HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904) Coomassie and Magdala: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa . London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1874. 8° (219 x 142mm). 16 wood-engraved plates, 2 folding lithographic maps, wood-engraved illustrations. Original green cloth

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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ALICE PIKE

ALICE PIKE Two cartes de visites portraits of Alice Pike, the larger with Alice in full figure standing by a chair, 165 x 105mm. by L.Pierson, Paris (some damage to edges and staining), the smaller portrait, head and shoulders, 105 x 60mm., by Mora 707 Broadway, [New York]. A poignant reminder of

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE FIRST NAVIGATION OF THE CONGO

THE FIRST NAVIGATION OF THE CONGO JOHN WILLIAM NORIE. A COMPLETE EPITOME OF PRACTICAL NAVIGATION ... TWENTIETH ( STEROTYPE ) EDITION . LONDON: FOR THE AUTHOR, AND SOLD BY CHARLES WILSON, 1872. 8° (217 X 136MM). 8 ENGRAVED PLATES AND CHARTS ONLY, INCLUDING FRONTISPIECE (LACKING PLATE 3, ONE EARLY

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE COMPASS USED ON THE LADY ALICE

THE COMPASS USED ON THE LADY ALICE A BRASS-CASED FLOATING COMPASS the dial signed H.HUGHES & SON, 59. FENCHURCH ST. LONDON , with graduations in degrees in four quadrants and thirty-two compass points, with jewelled brass cap and glass cover with red north line and retaining ring (loose) and with

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE COMPASS USED ON THE TRANS-AFRICAN EXPEDITION

THE COMPASS USED ON THE TRANS-AFRICAN EXPEDITION A BRASS-CASED SIGHTING COMPASS the floating dial signed H. HUGHES & SON, 59. FENCHURCH ST, LONDON , with graduations in degrees and compass directions printed in mirror image, with two folding sights, one with a 45° mirror to read the compass scale

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THE FIRST MAP OF THE CONGO

THE FIRST MAP OF THE CONGO JAMES WYLD (1812-1887) [MAP OF CENTRAL AFRICA]. Folding engraved map, [c.1874], hand-coloured in outline, in 13 sections only (cut down from a larger map), approximately 380 x 750mm., mounted on linen (separated at folds, original soiling, tears and damp-staining

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT

THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT A group of six sepia toned contact prints from glass plates taken by Stanley on the Anglo-American trans-African expedition, 1874-1877, the prints 4 x 5 7/8in. (102 x 150mm.) mounted on card, five titled in ink by Stanley on the mounts 'Napoleon Channel, Victoria Nyanza

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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SPEKE'S STOOL GIVEN TO KING MTESA

SPEKE'S STOOL GIVEN TO KING MTESA A metal camping stool, with stripped cloth seat over covering a simple canvas material, open 330 x 330mm., height 300mm., the cloth seast with a few holes, stained and dusty, the metal feet rusty. Together with a copy of Speke's work Journal of the Discovery of the

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Sep 2002

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STANLEY'S RING

STANLEY'S RING A Victorian silver ring, the plain band with reed border applied with a shield engraved 'Stanley Ang Am Exp 1874-1877', marks indistinct 1in. (25mm.) 0.49oz. (15gr.) A plain but stout ring, an evocative memento of Stanley's greatest expedition. We do not know who gave him this ring or

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 24 Sep 2002