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Andrew Smith (b.1936), Departure, oil on card, inscribed ver

Lot 350: Andrew Smith (b.1936), Departure, oil on card, inscribed ver

Auction Date: Oct 03, 2019

Estimate: £50 - £70

Description: Andrew Smith (b.1936), Departure, oil on card, inscribed verso, 1993, 27cm x 35cm, framed...

Location: Evesham, WCR, UK

Auction House: Kingham & Orme Auctioneers

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Andrew Smith of St. Cyrus. M.A.

Lot 140: Andrew Smith of St. Cyrus. M.A.

Auction Date: Jun 06, 2019

Estimate: $120 - $180

Description: Andrew Smith of St. Cyrus. M.A. A CONTRIBUTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN MATERIA MEDICA CHIEFLY FROM PLANTS IN USE AMONG THE NATIVES

The scarce third edition - effectively the first complete edition of this important early work on the native medicinal use of indigenous plants. SABIB Vol. 4, Page 230.


A facsimile reprint of this 3rd. edition was published by the Cory Library of Rhodes University, in the Eastern Cape Reprint Series, in 2011.


An about very good copy in the original red cloth with black lettering on the front board. The cloth is slightly rubbed and has a few small stains. There is some offsetting to the endpapers and a signature on the front free endpaper. The front inner hinge is starting to crack. An early bookseller's catalogue (? Clarke's in Cape Town) listing this book has been lightly tipped in at one corner on the front pastedown. Internally the pages are clean and unfoxed.


Andrew Smith taught history, geography, philosophy and mathematics, at the Lovedale 'College Department' but his real passion was botany. In 1885, he published a humble 23-page pamphlet entitled 'A Contribution to South African Materia Medica'. It generated an overwhelming response and further information flooded in from all corners of the Eastern Cape. The third and final edition extended to 240 pages, more than ten times the length of the original. Notable contributors included Dr. JF Soga, South Africa's first qualified veterinary surgeon, and WW Gqoba, one of the great figures of early Xhosa literature. Smith's 'Contribution' is first and foremost a botanical text and a monument to Xhosa indigenous knowledge. Smith was also interested in the way people lived and consequently provides us with a unique and vivid insight into the society within which these indigenous remedies were applied. He seems to have a particular interest in snakebite, and learned much about red dagga (Leonotis leonurus [umfincafincane]) from the Rev WS Davis of Clarkebury, 'than whom none have had better opportunities of testing the thing.' The 'Contribution' is a serious scientific work, but it can also be read for pleasure by the merely curious.


J.C. Juta & Lovedale
Cape Town
1895
1st. Thus
Very Good
8vo.

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Starting Bid: US$ 100...

Location: Constantia, Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: AntiquarianAuctions.com

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South Africa - Smith, Sir Andrew

Lot 215: South Africa - Smith, Sir Andrew

Auction Date: Jun 19, 2018

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Description: South Africa - Smith, Sir Andrew
Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa, consisting chiefly of Figures and Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History collected during an Expedition into the Interior of South Africa, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1849. 4 volumes, 4to: Reptilia: 78 plates, (75 hand-coloured; plate 30, 42, & 48 uncoloured); Mammalia. 52 plates (48 hand-coloured; plate 8 bis, 15, 21 & 25 uncoloured; plates 18 and 37 not published - See Mammalia Index list); Pisces: 31 plates, (26 hand-coloured; plate 19, 23, 28, 29 & 30 uncoloured); Aves: 114 hand-coloured plates, 275 lithographic, 4 engraved, one aquatint, most by and after George H. Ford, [total 275 plates (263 hand-coloured)], tissue guards, original green embossed ribbed cloth, spines gilt, a very few plates slightly spotted, base of spines slightly worn; lacking Invertebratae with its 4 hand-coloured engraved plates
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Location: Edinburgh, EBH, UK

Auction House: Lyon & Turnbull

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Andrew Smith (Scottish, b.1936) - 'THE DESPERADOS'

Lot 463: Andrew Smith (Scottish, b.1936) - 'THE DESPERADOS'

Auction Date: Jan 26, 2013

Estimate: £0 - £0

Description: Andrew Smith (Scottish, b.1936) - 'THE DESPERADOS' - Oil on paper, 11 by 14ins. (28 by 35.5cms.), in glazed frame - signed lower right (see illustration). Provenance - with Flying Colours Gallery, London (label on reverse)....

Location: Near Shaftesbury, DOR, UK

Auction House: Semley Auctioneers

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Andrew Smith (Scottish, b.1936) - 'THE DESPERADOS'

Lot 49: Andrew Smith (Scottish, b.1936) - 'THE DESPERADOS'

Auction Date: Dec 08, 2012

Estimate: £50 - £100

Description: Andrew Smith (Scottish, b.1936) - 'THE DESPERADOS' - oil on paper, 11 by 14ins. (28 by 35.5cms.), in glazed frame - signed lower right (see illustration). Provenance - with Flying Colours Gallery, London (label on reverse)....

Location: Near Shaftesbury, DOR, UK

Auction House: Semley Auctioneers

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SMITH, ANDREW.

Lot 6: SMITH, ANDREW.

Auction Date: Nov 04, 2010

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: SMITH, ANDREW. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ZOOLOGY OF SOUTH AFRICA. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., [1838]-1849 First edition, 5 volumes, 4to (315 x 245mm.), 3 errata slips, 279 lithographed plates, all but 11 coloured by hand, comprising: Reptilia , 78 plates, 3 plain; Invertebratae , 4 plates; Mammalia , 52 plates, 4 plain; Pisces , 31 plates, 4 plain; Aves, 114 plates, original cloth, inkstamps of the North Devon Athenaeum, [Mendelssohn (1957) 2, 328; Nissen ZBI 3868; Wood, p.570], some plates browned in the Aves volume, some wear to spines and joints , lower cover of Reptilia loose, spine torn...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Andrew Smith, (b.1931); "The Instrument", trumpet

Lot 1103: Andrew Smith, (b.1931); "The Instrument", trumpet

Auction Date: Mar 17, 2009

Estimate: £200 - £400

Description: Andrew Smith, (b.1931); "The Instrument", trumpet player and female companion, oil on canvas, inscribed and dated verso (19)92, also inscribed verso ex-Royal Bank of Scotland Art Collection, 76 x 76cm...

Location: Knutsford, CHS, UK

Auction House: Wright Marshall Ltd

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