28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Lot 94


Swarbrick (John)
List of Wharfedale Flies.
Yeadon: Ken Smith Publishing, 2009, printed at the Fleece Press, numbered de-luxe limited edition of five copies hors commerce (out of 105 copies, half under Ken Smith's imprint, half under the Fleece Press imprint). Comprising miniature text volume with woodcuts by Joan Hassall and tipped-in colour plates of flies, in morocco-backed marbled boards and a volume of 30 mounted flies tied by Stuart Bowdin in concertina mounts, bound in full morocco and signed by Bowdin. Housed in two-part oak and cloth clam-shell box. New, received in publisher's brown paper wrapping.

Sold for £200
Estimated at £150 - £250


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th Apr, 2023

A rare late 18th century diary written by Lady Mary Broughton detailing a two-year Grand Tour around Europe, is one of the highlights of the sale. Not only is it a remarkable and detailed travel diary written from a rare female perspective, but it is an important document recording the everyday social history of Europe and a treasure trove of information on picture collections and museums of the era. Also of note is a 17th century Manuscript Account Book with a connection to Crosthwaite in the Lake District, a fine John Speed Map of the World published in 1676, and a copy of John C. Bourne's 'The History and Description of the Great Western Railway'. Amongst the children's literature in the sale is a first edition set of C.S. Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia', and a first edition of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. 

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