Current Online-Only Auction

Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Soft close begins Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 12pm EST
2019-01-29 12:00:00 2019-01-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. Online Only Doyle info@doyle.com
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Exhibition Dates
Fri, Jan 25
10am – 5pm

Mon, Jan 28
10am – 5pm


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  • Timed Online-Only Auction of Americana from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson
  • Bidding Will Close on Tuesday, January 29 Beginning at Noon EST
  • Over 300 Lots of Books, Maps and Americana Spanning the 18th Century to the Modern Day

NEW YORK, NY – Following the recent success of the online sales of property from the collection of Arnold “Jake” Johnson (1930-2017), Doyle is pleased to offer an impressive array of Americana from the same collection. The current sale comprises over 300 lots of books and maps and is offered as a timed online-only auction on Doyle.com. Bidding will close on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 beginning at 12pm EST. The public is invited to view the books at Doyle from 10am-5pm on Friday, January 25 and Monday, January 28. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

The auction is particularly rich in a certain aspect of American history: pioneer narratives of the American West. Dozens of lots narrate an author’s true (but often exaggerated) experiences crossing the Plains on the Oregon Trail, settling rugged terrain of Texas and Oklahoma, exploring the rivers of Canada and the Rockies, risking all for the riches of the Colorado, California and Alaska Gold Rushes, as well as the travelogues of many Englishman and foreigners as they adventured in the country. Many works deal directly with the negotiations, wars, and encounters with the American Indian as the country surged West. Also offered in the sale is a selection of Adirondack literature and a wide range of traditional Americana.

Featured among the selection of maps in the sale are two maps of the American West at the time of William H. Emory’s 1857 survey to finalize the US-Mexican boundary (est. $400-600) and Emory’s report in three volumes.

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. This remarkable and extensive collection, numbering in the thousands of volumes, is being offered an ongoing series of live and online auctions.

TIMED ONLINE-ONLY AUCTION
Bidding in the timed online-only auction will close on Tuesday, January 29 beginning at Noon EST. 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 one additional minute.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION
All of the books will be on public exhibition at Doyle on Friday, January 25 from 10am-5pm and Monday, January 28 from 10am-5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

PAYMENT
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.

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