Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" JohnsonTue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12pm EDT |
Timed Online-Only Auction of Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson
Bidding Will Open on Friday, August 3 and Will Close on Tuesday, August 14
Over Three Hundred Books on Hunting Spanning the 18th Century to the Modern Day
NEW YORK, NY – Doyle is pleased to auction an extensive collection of hunting books assembled by Arnold “Jake” Johnson (1930-2017) of Bozeman, Montana. Comprising over three hundred books, this remarkable collection will be offered in a timed online-only auction on Doyle.com. Bidding will commence when the catalogue is published online on Friday, August 3. Bidding will close on Tuesday, August 14 beginning at Noon EDT. The public is invited to the exhibition at Doyle on Friday, August 10 and Monday, August 13.
The collection comprises a wide range of material, from rare works dating to the 18th century to finely produced recent publications. The auction offers books in a range of price points and presents an exciting opportunity to add to an established collection, form the foundation of a new collection, or find a unique gift for a hunting enthusiast.
A true bibliophile, Johnson was an inveterate collector of rare items related to angling, travel, expeditions in India and Africa, English sporting and color-plate, 19th century big game hunting, and Western Americana. His collection includes hundreds of rare books, hand-written accounts of hunting expeditions, striking examples of 19th century photographic travel albums, and elusive bibliographies and facsimiles of major works. Doyle will offer property from the collection in an ongoing series of live and online auctions.
Bidders may begin placing bids on Friday, August 3 once the catalogue has been published on Doyle.com. The sale will close on Tuesday, August 14 beginning at Noon EDT. Lots will close sequentially, one lot per minute, with a soft close. Should any bids be placed in the final minute, bidding will remain open on that lot for an additional 3 minutes.
All of the books will be on public exhibition at Doyle on Friday, August 10 from 10am-5pm and Monday, August 13 from 10am-5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.
Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card or wire transfer. The final purchase price will include the successful hammer price plus the Buyer’s Premium of 25% and any applicable sales tax.
Doyle can facilitate shipping using a third-party shipper.