Rare Books

9th April 2014

Auction Summary

A very buoyant first book sale of the year with strong and spirited bidding throughout,

the highest price achieved being $33,046 for a set of rare aquatints “Views in the South

Seas” by John Cleveley from Captain James Cook’s 3rd voyage (lot 178).

High prices were also achieved for the postcards, with Auckland photographic scenes particularly

sought after.


Other highlights were:

Lot 134 Hugh Carleton – A Page from the Early History of New Zealand by Metoikos. $1576

Lot 184 George Forster – A Voyage Round the World… $5335

Lot 185 Johann Reinhold Forster – Observation Made During the Voyage… $3031

Lot 186 John Hawkesworth – An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by Order of his Present Majesty…  $4850

Lot 200 W.L. Buller – A History of the Birds of New Zealand [1873]. $10,914

Lot 202 Mrs Featon – The Art Album of New Zealand Flora.  $1576

Lot 222 Plunket Shield and Canterbury Cricket Souvenir.  $1212

Lot 233 Man of Everest signed by Tenzing . $606

Lot 387 McCahon and Baxter - Letters and Documents.  $2425


*All prices include buyers premium and GST.

To view a complete list of prices realised please click on 'View prices realised' on the right.


Cataloguing has commenced for Art + Object’s next Rare Book auction, scheduled for mid-2014, and entries are invited.

Please direct all inquiries to Pam Plumbly, Book Consultant

Email: pam@artandobject.co.nz

Phone: 09 354 4646

Mobile: 021 448200

Art + Object, 3 Abbey St, Newton, Auckland 1010