Antiquarian Auctions

Auction #61 begins on
24 Aug 2017 16:30 GMT

About

AntiquarianAuctions.com was set up by antiquarian bookseller Paul Mills, who has been an active dealer in the international rare book trade for over 35 years and is a member of rare book trade associations such as ABA, ILAB and SABDA and various international rare book organisations and collectors clubs.

The site was developed and is run by a team with over 10 years experience in the international book trade as well as experience in live bidding technology and digital marketing.

AntiquarianAuctions.com is not another internet start up. It has a proven track record of successfully running rare book internet auctions and building its database since 2010.

AntiquarianAuctions.com is the only online auction platform for rare book dealers worldwide to auction stock.


"The first ever travel photographs are up for auction — and they offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egypt."

The Business Insider, September 2016
The Business Insider

"The birth of travel photography: Amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt which wowed the Victorian world in the first years of the camera."

The Daily Mail, August 2016
The Daily Mail

"Victorian travel photos show ancient Egypt in all its glory."

Metro.co.uk, August 2016
The Daily Mail

"A series of rare travel photographs from the 1800s taken by Maxime du Camp depicting famous spots in Egypt have gone up for auction online.

The Lonely Planet, August 2016
The Lonely Planet

"A rare first edition of “perhaps the best and most famous of the South African travel books” is expected to fetch at least R90 000 at an auction."

Auction Times, July 2016
Auction Times

AntiquarianAuctions.com is celebrating its 50th auction after 6 years of running successful online rare book auctions.

Fine Books & Collections, April 2016
Fine Books & Collections

Paul Mills from AntiquarianAuctions.com being interviewed by Nancy Richards on the SAFM Literature Show in connection with ILAB Pop Up Fairs on UNESCO World Book Day.

SAFM, April 2016
SAFM

To mark Unesco’s World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April, 1,800 members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are preparing a series of pop-up fairs featuring rare books.

The Guardian

Rare edition of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit set to sell for £18,000,
Privately printed copy of classic children’s tale, once owned by the 6th Marquess of Bath, is being auctioned online

The Guardian

The digital revolution - 20 years on... Proof of the power of the medium, the firm received international news coverage with the sale in 2015 of a four-page letter by the Anglo-Irish diplomat and Irish Nationalist Roger Casement.

Antiques Trade Gazette, Books, Maps & prints, March 2016
Antiques Trade Gazette

First-edition Tarzan novel for sale. The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs will be among the collectable books on offer at the Antiquarian on-line book auctions that started yesterday

Business Day, October 2015
Business Day

Listen to radio interview with RTE Radio 1, Morning Ireland Show

July 2015
RTE Irish Radio

Roger Casement, who was executed by the British for treason in 1916, predicted his own downfall three years earlier when he wrote: “I fully expect to end my days in jail.”

Irish Times, July 2015
The Irish Times

"Bidding is hotting up in an online auction for a 102-year old letter from prominent Irish nationalist, Roger Casement..."

Sunday Times, July 2015
The Sunday Times

"From the mid-1990’s it became evident that the internet would fundamentally change the antiquarian book trade. Our response in 2004 was to start an online rare book auction site. Over the past eleven years we have run 110 successful auctions attracting buyers from all over the world."

Art Times, May 2015
The Art Times

"Botanical Art, Travel, Americana & Africana at Auction April 16-23."

Fine Books & Collections, April 2015
Fine Books & Collections

"Rare book up for charity auction to celebrate World Book Day."

Sunday Times, April 2015
The Sunday Times

"Antiquarian Auctions has been making the most of trends in the bookselling field - online selling, desire for quicker turning of inventory, visible market pricing, international selling – to quietly raise its profile over the past five years."

Americana Exchange / Rare Book Hub, March 2015
The Rare Book Hub

"For over 5 years, AntiquarianAuctions.com has been running successful online rare book auctions, growing its database and traffic exponentially."

ILAB Website (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers)
(February 2015)
Ilab

"Rare and out-of-print book specialists, AntiquarianAuctions.com, have launched their updated website, just in time for their March 5-12 timed sale... Buyers on the site, which has been going for five years,...also bid on maps, prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography."

Antiques Trade Gazette – SA Market Report, February 2015
Antiques Trade Gazette

"Since 2010, AntiquarianAuctions.com have been selling rare and out-of-print books exclusively online"

Antiques Trade Gazette, 2014
Antiques Trade Gazette

"Auction #37 was successfully concluded on 28th August 2014 with particularly brisk bidding"

FineBooks & Collections, 2014
Fine Books & Collections

"A rare copy of the first edition of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was among books offered on AntiquarianAuctions.com"

Business Day, 2014
Business Day

"A letter that tells an intriguing story of murder, betrayal and sabotage is up for grabs tomorrow when a slice of Eastern Cape history goes under the hammer."

The Herald, 2014
The Herald

"AntiquarianAuctions.com is holding an important sale of Africana and other books"

The Cape Argus, 2013
The Cape Argus

"Die oorsponklike manuskrip van Die Stil Avontuur, die tweede digbundel van die Suid-Afrikaanse digter Elisabeth Eybers, wat in 1939 uitgegee is, word op 30 Augustus aanlyn opgeveil"

Die Burger, 2012
Die Burger

"Bookworms and collectors of antique printed material will be delighted by this online auction"

Auction Times, 2010
Auction Times

Du Camp (Maxime)

EGYPT, NUBIA, PALESTINE AND SYRIA

Photographic Pictures collected During the Years 1849, 1850 and 1851

Sold for $12,390
THE VICTORIA FALLS ZAMBESI RIVER, Sketched on the Spot by Thomas Baines

Hemingway (Ernest)

ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES
(Signed and inscribed by Hemingway)

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1950

Sold for $20,000
THE VICTORIA FALLS ZAMBESI RIVER, Sketched on the Spot by Thomas Baines

Gray (George R.) & Bowdler-Sharpe (R.)

THE ZOOLOGY of the VOYAGE of H.M.S. EREBUS and TERROR: BIRDS,

Under the Command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., Durihg the Years 1839 - 1843

Sold for $5,775
THE VICTORIA FALLS ZAMBESI RIVER, Sketched on the Spot by Thomas Baines

Cook (James) & Furnaux (Captain)

A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE AND ROUND THE WORLD - COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE,

Performed in His Majesty's Ships the RESOLUTION and ADVENTURE in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775.

Sold for $5,500
THE VICTORIA FALLS ZAMBESI RIVER, Sketched on the Spot by Thomas Baines

Baines (Thomas)

THE VICTORIA FALLS ZAMBESI RIVER, Sketched on the Spot by Thomas Baines, F.R.G.S., (During the Journey of J. Chapman & T. Baines)...

Sold for $4,725
THE VICTORIA FALLS ZAMBESI RIVER, Sketched on the Spot by Thomas Baines

Smuts (J.C.)

COLLECTION OF CORRESPONDENCE AND MEMORABILIA RELATING TO JAN SMUTS

1919 - 1942

Sold for $4,467
COLLECTION OF CORRESPONDENCE AND MEMORABILIA RELATING TO JAN SMUTS

Sewell (Anna)

BLACK BEAUTY

First Edition, Jarrold and Sons, London, [1877]

Sold for $3,500
BLACK BEAUTY, Sewell (Anna)

Carroll (Lewis)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

Sold for $12,905
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

Casement ([Sir] Roger)

AUTOGRAPH LETTER IN MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED BY ROGER CASEMENT

Expressing strong views on Irish language and independence

Sold for $11,025
Sir Roger Casement, AUTOGRAPH LETTER IN MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED BY ROGER CASEMENT

[King James 1]

THE FOUR GOSPELS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

According to the Authorized Version of King James 1 with Decorations by Eric Gill

Sold for $10,500
[King James 1], THE FOUR GOSPELS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

Churchill (Winston S.)

MARLBOROUGH. HIS LIFE AND TIMES (Presentation copy)

Copy No. (the word 'Presentation' in blue ink appears in the number space.) Signed beneath 'Winston S. Churchill.'

Sold for $13,500
Winston Churchill, Marlborough, His Lif and Times

Tolkien (J.R.R.)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

First edition

Sold for $10,500
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Burchell (W.J.)

TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1822 and 1824

Sold for $8,400
Burchell (W.J.) TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Tatlow (A.H.)

TROUT FISHING IN NATAL

Sold for $1800
Tatlow (A.H.) TROUT FISHING IN NATAL

Stern (Irma)

CONGO (Presentation copy)

Signed presentation inscription from the artist on the front free endpaper in blue crayon – 'To André with all my love, Irma, Jonb, 1944.'

Sold for $21,000
Irma Stern, Congo

Stern (Irma)

ZANZIBAR

Number 16 of 150 copies, signed by the artist.

Sold for $3,990
Irma Stern, Congo

Churchill (Winston S.)

THE SECOND WORLD WAR, VOLUME VI (Presentation copy from the author)

Presentation inscription on the front free endpaper reads, 'To N.C. Havenga, from Winston Churchill, 1954.'

Sold for $2,316
Winston Churchill, The Second World War

Harris (Willaim Cornwallis)

PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, (1840)

Delineated from life in their native haunts, during a hunting expedition from the Cape Colony as far as the Tropic of Capricorn in 1836 and 1837, with sketches of the field sports.

Sold for $13,650
William Harris, Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa
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