Sale of Property from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson Will Be Offered in a Series of Auctions
Comprising Rare Items Related to Travel, Expeditions in India and Africa, English Sporting and Color-Plate, 19th Century Big Game Hunting, and Western Americana
Featured Section of the Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 25, 2018
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to auction the substantial library of rare books, manuscripts and photographs from the Estate of Arnold “Jake” Johnson (1930-2017) of Bozeman, Montana. A true bibliophile, Johnson was an inveterate collector of rare items related to travel, expeditions in India and Africa, English sporting and color-plate, 19th century big game hunting, and Western Americana. To be offered in a series of sales, the Collection comprises 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.
One of the highlights of the April 25 auction was W. Ellerton Fry’s photographic album of the Occupation of Mashonoland, which was self-published in London in about 1891. Containing 154 carbon prints, this rare set chronicles the march of the Pioneer Column in current Botswana and Zimbabwe. Fry’s photographs are an extraordinary record of both the region and British colonialism. Read More About W. Ellerton Fry
Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Property from the Estate of Arnold "Jake" Johnson was offered as a featured section of the auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 25, 2018. Read More About the Sale