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Auction: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
was auctioned on: 13 November 2018
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[KUNZ, GEORGE FREDERICK] Archive of correspondence addressed to Kunz concerning elephant hunting and trophy ivory hunted in Africa.

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Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200
Price realised:  US$562
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[KUNZ, GEORGE FREDERICK] Archive of correspondence addressed to Kunz concerning elephant hunting and trophy ivory hunted in Africa. Various places: various dates, 1915. Dark blue-levant backed clamshell case containing 10 duplicated typewritten requests for information accomplished in ink, most signed; 5 autograph letters to Kunz, signed; 3 types letters, signed; 4 retained carbons of letters from Kunz. Old folds, minor wear, generally attractive. An interesting archive of materials used by Kunz while researching the eleventh chapter of his book Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science, 1916. Portions of the data here are summarized at pp. 415-18 in the published work. Highlights of the collection include a detailed two-page typed letter by James Barnes describing several hunts in Uganda and British East Africa in 1913-14; James L. Clark, recording a kill in British East Africa, 1909-10, with the McCutcheon/Roosevelt Expedition; and other notable hunters of the period. including William Fitz Hugh Whitehouse, W. Sewall, Gerrit Forbes, W.S. Rainford, E.J. Honor and others. C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Title: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Date of the auction: 13 Nov 2018
Address: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
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