Auction #76

Clarke's Africana & Rare Books Paul Mills
P.O. Box 186
7848 Constantia
South Africa
[email protected] · +27 (0)21-794-0600

Date of the auction: 18.07.2019

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[Thomas Clarkson]

[Thomas Clarkson]
An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, particularly the African.
Published: J. Phillips, London, 1788
Edition: Second edition
Second edition, revised and considerably enlarged (pp. 167). Small folio (21 cm) in original polished calf, gilt titles and

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Lorenz Berger

Lorenz Berger
NUMISMATA MODULI MAXIMI VULGO MEDAIGLONI EX CIMCHARCHIO LUDOVICI XIV
Illustrated book of numismatics featuring the collection of coins of Louis XIV in Versailles
Published: ELEUTHEROPOLI, 1704
Scarce work of numismatics of 1704, anonymous author, big size. It is the catalogue of

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$800

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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James Joyce

James Joyce
CHAMBER MUSIC - Scarce First Egoist Press Edition
Published: Egoist Press, London, 1923
Edition: 3rd.
Small 8vo. The scarce third edition of this work. Of the 500 copies printed, supposedly only 107 copies were bound and published by the Egoist Press, the remaining books being taken

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$220 - US$320

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Robert FROST.

Robert FROST.
The Complete Poems of Robert Frost. [Introduction by Louis Untermeyer].
Signed, limited edition
Published: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1950
Robert FROST. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost. [Introduction by Louis Untermeyer]. New York: Limited Editions Club, [colophon: printed

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac
ON THE ROAD - FIRST US EDITION
Published: Viking Press, New York, 1957
Edition: 1st.
A finely rebound copy of the correct (US) first edition, first printing of this Twentieth Century high spot and the defining work of the Beat generation. Bound in full black Morocco leather by

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Theodore ROOSEVELT (1858-1919).

Theodore ROOSEVELT (1858-1919).
An important 1 page typed letter signed, to Dr. Alexander Lambert
Published: [New York City], 1918
Theodore ROOSEVELT (1858-1919). A 1p. typed letter signed, to "Dear Alex [Dr. Alexander Lambert], on paper headed 'The Kansas City Star / Office of / Theodore

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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William Yarrell

William Yarrell
A History of British Birds (3 Vols plus supplement)
Published: John van Voorst, London, 1843-45
Edition: First
Spotting to edges and prelims of all volumes. Illustrated by 520 wood engravings. Vol 1 - xxxii, 528p. Vol II - 672p. Vol 3 - 528p. Supplement to the History of British

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Linné (Charles) [Linnaeus (Carl)]

Linné (Charles) [Linnaeus (Carl)]
A GENERAL SYSTEM OF NATURE THROUGH THE THREE GRAND KINGDOMS OF ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, AND MINERALS,
Published: Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co., London, 1802 - 1806
Edition: First English Edition
Systematically divided into their several classes, orders

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Vincenzo Coronelli

Vincenzo Coronelli
L'Africa divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le piu moderne
Published: Domenico Padouani, Venice, 1691
Edition: First
This is the first state of the beautiful map of Africa that was the first to show the origin of the Blue Nile. It was produced by Vincenzo Coronelli, a famous

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$3,750

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Abraham Ortelius

Abraham Ortelius
Africae tabula nova
Edita Antverpiae 1570
Published: John Norton, London, 1606
This is a beautiful example of a landmark map of Africa that first appeared in 1570 in the first published Atlas: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This example of the map is the scarce 1606 English edition of

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,650 - US$1,950

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Darwin (Charles)

Darwin (Charles)
THE DESCENT OF MAN
and Selection in Relation to Sex. In Two Volumes. With Illustrations.
Published: John Murray, London, 1871
First edition, second issue: 2 volumes: I. viii + 423, II. viii + 475, ex-library with the bookplate of English Rooms, Funchal on the front paste-down

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ILLUSTR. CHAGALL, MIRO, BRAQUE, MATISSE AND OTHERS

ILLUSTR. CHAGALL, MIRO, BRAQUE, MATISSE AND OTHERS
VERVE REVUE ARTISTIQUE ET LITTERAIRE - VOL. VII, N° 27 et 28 WITH 29 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS
Published: Editions Verve, Paris, 1952
Edition: 1st.
The first edition of this very sought after double issue of VERVE which contains 29 Original

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Graham Greene

Graham Greene
THE THIRD MAN and THE FALLEN IDOL
Published: Heinemann, London, 1950
Edition: 1st.
This is a fine, possibly unread, copy of the first edition of this Greene high spot, in a fine dustwrapper. Both novellas were filmed, The Third Man being the classic 1949 Carol Reed film starring

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Carl VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)

Carl VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Nigger Heaven
Limited edition signed by the author
Published: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1926
Carl VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964). Nigger Heaven. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. Octavo (9 1/16 x 6 inches; 232 x 152 mm). Pp. [i-x; 1-] 3-286 [-288]. Title in blue and black

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850-1894).

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850-1894).
Kidnapped being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751
First edition bound by Zaehnsdorf
Published: Cassell & Company, London, 1886
Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850-1894). Kidnapped being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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James Joyce

James Joyce
Ulysses
Published: Folio Society, London, 2004
Edition: 2004
Ulysses by James Joyce, Folio Society, limited and numbered edition, 2004. This edition was published on 16 June 2004 to mark the centenary of the day on which the events unfold in Ulysses. Limited to 1750 copies of which

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$600

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Journal.

Journal.
THE BEATLES BOOK
Monthly No 1 August 1963 - no 77 December 1969.
Published: Beat Monthly Publications, London, 1963 - 1969
76 issues: A complete set except for no 37 August 1966 which is lacking. Each one is individually housed in a plastic protective sleeve, all in fine condition. Each

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Poster:

Poster:
THE BEATLES LET IT BE
An intimate bioscopic experience with the Beatles
Published: London, 1970
Full colour unbacked poster on a black background - folio 27 x41 inches - folded in a plastic sleeve. The folds are pronounced. otherwise it is in good condition. Apple an abkco managed

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Roberts, Field Marshal, Lord Frederick Sleigh

Roberts, Field Marshal, Lord Frederick Sleigh
PROCLAMATIE:
… indien er eenige schade gedaan wordt aan de spoorweglijnen of eenige van de spoorwegbruggen, duikers of gebouwen, of aan eenige telegraaflijnen of ander spoorweg- of publiek eigendom in de Oranje Rivier Kolonie of in eenig gedeelte van

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$300

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Howard, J W, J Medley Wood, E A Brunner, W A Squire, Charles J Crofts and...

Howard, J W, J Medley Wood, E A Brunner, W A Squire, Charles J Crofts and others
Twentieth Century Impressions of Orange River Colony and Natal (1906)
Their History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources
Published: [Reginald] Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company, Natal, 1906
Reginald

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Major H Rayne

Major H Rayne
The ivory raiders
First edition of 1923 of this book about North West frontier of Kenya
Published: William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1923
First edition of 1923 of this book about the northwest frontier of the Kenya colony. In 1906, Major Rayne was assistant district superintendent of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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AA VV

AA VV
PHOTOGRAPHY THE BATTLE FIELD OF MONTICELLI LEBDA 12TH OF JUNE 1912
Original photo of 1912 after the Battle of the Monticelli in Lebda during turkish italian war
Published: 1912
Original photo taken the morning of the 12th of June 1912 in the battlefield after the Battle of the Monticelli

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$170

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Thomas Willis (1621-1675)

Thomas Willis (1621-1675)
PATHOLOGIAE CEREBRI ET NERVOSI GENERIS SPECIMEN IN QUO AGITUR DE MORBIS CONVULSIVIS ET DE SCORBUTO
One of the early most important studies about neurophysiology of brain
Published: APUD DANIELEM ELZEVIRIUM, AMSTELODAMI, 1670
Edition of 1670 of the famous work by the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$750

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENALIS AND AULUS PERSIUS FLACCUS

DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENALIS AND AULUS PERSIUS FLACCUS
DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENALIS AND AULUS PERSIUS FLACCUS TRANSLATED AND ILLUSTRATED BY BARTEN HOLIDAY
Illustrated edition of this work of classic literature
Published: PRINTED FOR J. ADAMS AND F. OXLAD SENIOR, OXFORD, 1673
Beautiful illustrated

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$850

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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De Fer Nicolas (1646-1720)

De Fer Nicolas (1646-1720)
PARTIE MERIDIONALE D’AFRIQUE OU SE TROUVENT LA BASSE GUINEE LA CAFRERIE LE MONOMOTAPA LE ZANGUEBAR ET L’ISLE DE MADAGASCAR
Map of 18705 of South Africa featuring modern-day Angola Maui Zimbabwe Tanzania Mozambique Namibia Botswana Madagascar
Published: 1705
Map of

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$250

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Mallet Allain Manesson (1630-1706)

Mallet Allain Manesson (1630-1706)
CAP DE BONE ESPERANCE
View of 1719 of the Cape of Good Hope
Published: 1719
View of Cape of Good Hope of 1719 by Allain Manesson Mallet. A view of the Dutch Fort of Cape of Good Hope and an animated view of the Bay. In very good condition. Author: Mallet Allain

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$180

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Brue, Adrien Hubert (1786-1832)

Brue, Adrien Hubert (1786-1832)
AFRIQUE MERIDIONALE
Map of South Africa of 1875
Published: 1875
Very beautiful map of South Africa, coloured by hand, big size. Two detailed enlargement of English colonies of Cap and Natal with Republics of Orange River and Transvaal and North East Archipelago of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$60

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley
Coomassie and Magdala. The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa. (1874)
Published: Sampson Low, London, 1874
Edition: First Edition
xiv + 510pp + 48pp publisher's catalogue. 2 fold-out maps + 27 wood-engraved plates. "Coomassie was a town insulated by a deadly swamp. A

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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AA VV

AA VV
ALBUM OF PHOTOS IN TUNISIA OF 1902
Collection of 39 photos from a travel in Tunisia of 1902
Published: 1902
Very interesting album of travel in Tunisia made in February March 1902. The collection includes 39 photos (unfortunately 2 photos are missing), almost all with a handwritten

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$250

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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Picton-Seymour, Desiree

Picton-Seymour, Desiree
Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Including Edwardian and Transvaal Republican styles
A survey of houses, churches, schools, public and commercial buildings with notes on materials used, the architects concerned, prefabricated ironmongery and the influence of Europe

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$45 - US$50

Date: 18 Jul 2019