28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 25


Holy Bible [Geneva Version]
Christopher Barker, 1585 (from NT title page). Small quarto in eights, 432, 443-4, [4], 441-554 leaves. Page dimensions 212mm x 163mm.
Lacks all before A1 including General/OT title, lacking 2F7 (leaf 231) 3F4-5 (leaves 412-413) and 3T2-3T8 (leaves 514- 520). 2B7 torn with loss and with new margins, 2G5, 2T5, 2V7 and 3K1 torn with loss, hole in 4Y8, small hole in 3B8, tear to A3, T5, 2O1, 2R4, 3D1 and 3L4-5 (without loss), marginal tears, annotation and underlining in early hand, general tanning, heavier to margins, occasional staining, institutional stamp to first page and NT contents page. Later panelled sheep binding (boards detached).
[cf. Herbert 187]

Sold for £500
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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