28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 20


Yeats (W.B.)
The Wanderings of Oisin, Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics.
T. Fisher Unwin, 1892, first edition, second issue with cancel title page and new frontis by Niam, less than one hundred copies were produced using the remaining copies of the first issue (some sources are more specific and state 73 copies), vi, 156 pages, some foxing to the endpapers, title, frontis and tissue guard, later gift inscription to front free endpaper, top edge gilt, original 'parchment'-backed green cloth boards (back-strip tanned with repair to lower part).

Sold for £200
Estimated at £200 - £300


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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