Ending Thu, 26th May 2022 18:39:00

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction

 
Lot 78
 
Lot 78 - Walter Battiss books, biographies and catalogues

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Walter Battiss books, biographies and catalogues

Battiss, W. (n.d). Bushman Art. Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. (1965). Limpopo. Pretoria: van Schaik

Battiss, W. (1965). Limpopo. Pretoria: van Schaik.

Skawran, K. M. (1989). Battiss and the spirit of Place/en die gees van Plek. Pretoria: The University of South Africa.

Skawran, K. & Macnamara, M. (eds). (1985). Walter Battiss. Johannesburg: AD Donker.

Castor, P. (1950). Martin The Kingfisher. London: George Allen and Unwin.

Battiss, W. (1965). Kunsbewegings in Suid-Afrika Vandag - Art in a Mixed-Up World. Pretoria: The University of South Africa.

Battiss, W. South African Paint Pot. Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. (1939). The Amazing Bushman (Art in South Africa). Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. (1948). Artists of the Rocks (Art in South Africa). Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. & Schoonraad, M. (ed). (1974). Walter Whall Battiss: Bibliografie. Pretoria: University of Pretoria

Battiss. (1973). [Exhibition catalogue]. Art Folio. Johannesburg

Schoonraad, M. & Schoonraad, E. (1985). Battiss in the Hadramaut - Sketches of Southern Arabia. Pretoria: Elmur Publication.

Rosenthal and A. J. H. Goodwin, E. (1953). Cave Artists of South Africa. Cape Town: Balkema.

Warren, S. (2014). Walter Battiss: A Private Collection. Johannesburg: Warren Siebrits.

Walter Battiss gentle anarchist. (2005). [Exhibition catalogue]. Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg. 20 October to 3 December

Battiss, W., Van Rensburg, W., Battiss, G. & Galllery AOP. (2009). Drawings. Johannesburg: Gallery AOP and Giles Battiss.

Walter Battiss. (1973). [Exhibition catalogue]. Gallery 21. Johannesburg. 24 March to 13 April

Walter Battiss On the edge. (2010). [Exhibition catalogue]. Gallery AOP, Johannesburg. 5 to 19 December

Gallery AOP. (2010). High Printing: The woodcuts, wood engravings, linocuts and metal cutouts of Walter Battiss. Johannesburg: Wilhelm van Rensburg

Battiss, W. Walter by Battiss.

Schoonraad, M. & Werth, A.J. (1979). Walter Battiss Comprehensive Exhibition/Omvattende Tentoonstelling. Pretoria: Pretoria Art Museum

Du Plessis, P., Gray, S., Pretorius, W. & Roberts, S. (eds). (1974). Izwi 16 Voice / Stem. Fook Island Number. Johannesburg: Izwi.

Wapenaar, J. (1973). Die Geheime van Bergkom. Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik, Bepk. Uitgewers.

Location: Johannesburg

Sold for R17,588
Estimated at R20,000 - R30,000


Condition Report

Bushman Art (n.d) the condition is fair. In original soft dusk-wrap. Dust wraps rubbed and torn in areas with dirt specs throughout and oxidization along the edges. Original dusk-wrap is shelf worn. Each page is oxidized especially towards the edges.

Limpopo (1965) the condition is good. In the original linen boards. Wrapped in a digitally printed copy of the original dust wraps. Tightly bound and in cellophane. writing on the top right of the front in-paper. Oxidization throughout the edges. Dirt specs between the pages throughout.

Limpopo (1965) the condition is good. In the original boards. Wrapped in a digitally printed copy of the original dust-wraps. Tightly bound and in cellophane. Oxidization throughout the edges.

Battiss and the spirit of Place/en die gees van Plek (1989) the condition is fair. In the original stiff wrap. Glue marks and slight tear on the copyright page near the spine.

Walter Battiss (1985) in near-fine condition. In the original linen boards. Wrapped in a digitally printed copy of the original dust-wraps. Tightly bound and in cellophane. Light thumbing to the corner edges.

Martin The Kingfisher (1950) the condition is fair. In the original boards. Board is rubbed and torn in areas with fly specs throughout and oxidized. Inscribed by the previous owner on the title page. Pages are shelf worn, cuffed, stained and spotted.

Kunsbewegings in Suid-Afrika Vandag - Art in a Mixed-Up World (1965) the condition is good. In original soft dusk-wrap. Staple-bound. Oxidized with aging.

South African Paint Pot (1942) the condition is fair. In the original stiff wrap. the original stiff warp is edge-worn and re-jointed with tape. foxing and oxidized in areas throughout pages, especially on the front pages.

The Amazing Bushman (Art in South Africa) (1939) the condition is good. In the original linen. The original linen board is sunned. Slight tear starting from front in-paper till page 13. Pages oxidized and stained in areas throughout.

Artists of the Rocks (Art in South Africa) (1948) the condition is good. In the original linen. Wrapped in a digitally printed copy of the original dust wraps. Dust-warp is edge-worn along the edges. Tightly bound and in cellophane. Slightly stained on the title page.

Walter Whall Battiss: Bibliografie. (1974) the condition is fair. In the original dust wraps. Dust wraps rubbed along the edges. Tightly bound. Pages are oxidized with aging, especially the front pages.

Battiss. (1973) the condition is fair. In the original dust wraps, rubbed and worn along the edges. Pages are shaken.

Battiss in the Hadramaut - Sketches of Southern Arabia (1985) the condition is good. In the original boards. Wrapped in a digitally printed copy of the original dust wraps. Dust wraps rubbed and torn along the edges

Cave Artists of South Africa (1953) the condition is fair. In the original dust wraps. Foxing and oxidization throughout.

Walter Battiss: A Private Collection (2014) in near-fine condition. In the original boards.

Walter Battiss gentle anarchist (2005) in near-fine condition. In the original boards. Slight smudging on the front in-paper.

Drawings (2009) the condition is good. In the original stiff wraps. Tightly bound, slight smudging on the cover

Walter Battiss (1973) the condition is good. In the original dust wraps. Staple-bound. Light smudging and oxidization throughout.

Walter Battiss On the edge (2010) the condition is good. In the original dust wraps. Staple-bound.

High Printing: The woodcuts, wood engravings, linocuts and metal cutouts of Walter Battiss (2010) the condition is good. In the original stiff wraps. Minor scuffing along the edge. Tight bound.

Walter by Battiss (n.d) the condition is fair. In the original dust wraps. Staple-bound. Dusk-wrap rubbed in areas with smudges throughout and oxidized. Pages are shelf worn, scuffed, stained and spotted.

Walter Battiss Comprehensive Exhibition/ Omvattende Tentoonstelling (1979) the condition is good. In the original dust wraps. Staple-bound.

Izwi 16 Voice / Stem. Fook Island Number (1974) the condition is fair. In original soft dust-wraps. Dust wraps rubbed and torn in areas with dirt specs throughout and oxidization along the edges. inscribed in pencil on the title page

Die Geheime van Bergkom (1973) the condition is fair. In the original linen and dust-wraps. Cover is slightly edgeworn. Dust-wraps are frayed, rubbed, and oxidised with slight tears along the edges. Binding is loose and first and last pages are slightly shaken. Oxidisation throughout especially towards the edges of pages. Slight foxing to the title page and outer edges of pages.

Please note, we are not qualified conservators and these reports give our opinion as to the general condition of the works. We advise that bidders view the lots in person to satisfy themselves with the condition of prospective purchases.

 

Battiss, W. (n.d). Bushman Art. Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. (1965). Limpopo. Pretoria: van Schaik

Battiss, W. (1965). Limpopo. Pretoria: van Schaik.

Skawran, K. M. (1989). Battiss and the spirit of Place/en die gees van Plek. Pretoria: The University of South Africa.

Skawran, K. & Macnamara, M. (eds). (1985). Walter Battiss. Johannesburg: AD Donker.

Castor, P. (1950). Martin The Kingfisher. London: George Allen and Unwin.

Battiss, W. (1965). Kunsbewegings in Suid-Afrika Vandag - Art in a Mixed-Up World. Pretoria: The University of South Africa.

Battiss, W. South African Paint Pot. Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. (1939). The Amazing Bushman (Art in South Africa). Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. (1948). Artists of the Rocks (Art in South Africa). Pretoria: Red Fawn Press.

Battiss, W. & Schoonraad, M. (ed). (1974). Walter Whall Battiss: Bibliografie. Pretoria: University of Pretoria

Battiss. (1973). [Exhibition catalogue]. Art Folio. Johannesburg

Schoonraad, M. & Schoonraad, E. (1985). Battiss in the Hadramaut - Sketches of Southern Arabia. Pretoria: Elmur Publication.

Rosenthal and A. J. H. Goodwin, E. (1953). Cave Artists of South Africa. Cape Town: Balkema.

Warren, S. (2014). Walter Battiss: A Private Collection. Johannesburg: Warren Siebrits.

Walter Battiss gentle anarchist. (2005). [Exhibition catalogue]. Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg. 20 October to 3 December

Battiss, W., Van Rensburg, W., Battiss, G. & Galllery AOP. (2009). Drawings. Johannesburg: Gallery AOP and Giles Battiss.

Walter Battiss. (1973). [Exhibition catalogue]. Gallery 21. Johannesburg. 24 March to 13 April

Walter Battiss On the edge. (2010). [Exhibition catalogue]. Gallery AOP, Johannesburg. 5 to 19 December

Gallery AOP. (2010). High Printing: The woodcuts, wood engravings, linocuts and metal cutouts of Walter Battiss. Johannesburg: Wilhelm van Rensburg

Battiss, W. Walter by Battiss.

Schoonraad, M. & Werth, A.J. (1979). Walter Battiss Comprehensive Exhibition/Omvattende Tentoonstelling. Pretoria: Pretoria Art Museum

Du Plessis, P., Gray, S., Pretorius, W. & Roberts, S. (eds). (1974). Izwi 16 Voice / Stem. Fook Island Number. Johannesburg: Izwi.

Wapenaar, J. (1973). Die Geheime van Bergkom. Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik, Bepk. Uitgewers.

Location: Johannesburg

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Provenance:

Private collection, Johannesburg.

Notes:

Bushman Art (n.d) first edition. Signed by the author on page 3. The book consists of 26 loose pages. There are 17 coloured plates, 10 black and white prints and photos. 1 extra black and white plate inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin.

Limpopo (1965) first edition. Signed lithograph adhered at the back of the front in-paper signed by the author and numbered 32/100.

Battiss and the spirit of Place/en die gees van Plek (1989) an exhibition catalogue by the University of South Africa on 18 to 24 May 1989 dedicated to Walter Battiss.

Martin The Kingfisher (1950) is number 7 of Castor's wild animal books. Lithographs by Rojan translated by Rose Fyleman. Ex-library Pretoria High School for boys in 1941.

South African Paint Pot (1942) edition is limited to 200c copies of which this is no. 40. Dedicated to Grace, the author's wife. The linocut of the lizard on the cover is based on a sandstone carving by a native prisoner in Cinderella Gaol.

The Amazing Bushman (Art in South Africa). (1939) Ex Libris Warren Siebrits with a stamp on the front in-paper.

Artists of the Rocks (Art in South Africa). (1948) is from a limited edition numbered 416 of 500 copies. Signed by author on the copyright page.

Walter Battiss: A Private Collection (2014) only 500 copies were produced. Very scarce.

Battiss (1973) dust-wrap portfolio includes 12 photolithographs from Battiss exhibition at Art Folio.

High Printing: The woodcuts, wood engravings, linocuts and metal cutouts of Walter Battiss (2010) Ex Libris Warren Siebrits with a stamp on the front in-paper.

Izwi 16 Voice / Stem. Fook Island Number (1974) dust-wraps are made of brown mailing envelope with a Fook Island stamp and Izwi cancellation. "To: HARD-CORE POETRY READERS, FOOK ISLAND, via SOUTH AFRICA" "PRINTED MATTER. Contents: 20 poems. 1 short story. 1 graphic by Catherine. 1 poster by Battiss." The Norman Catherine graphic Occupied is numbered 337/350 and signed with his initials. Also signed with his initials and name in the graphic. The Battiss poster is folded twice. A collage in black & white of various works of art interspersed with writers and poets of the period. Stamped on the rear in-paper: "CONCEPT BY BATTISS" and IZWI in a rectangular boarder.

Die Geheime van Bergkom (1973) cover illustrated by Walter Battis, inscribed with a personal note on the front in-page. Written in Afrikaans.

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Auction: VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction, ending Thu, 26th May 2022

 

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