28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 29


Heister (Laurence)
A General System of Surgery, in Three Parts. Containing the Doctrine and Management, I. Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors ... II. Of the several Operations ... III. Of the several Bandages Applied .... The Whole illustrated with Thirty eight Copper-Plates, ...
W. Innys; C. Davis et al., 1750, fourth edition, quarto, two parts in one, xvi, 476, 338, [12], pages (final leaf a blank), 38 folding plates. Modern panelled calf with several surface abrasions, possibly from an insect.
Some age tanning and light foxing to pages, plate 32 creased and stained, particularly left margin which is also frayed.
ESTC N2402

Sold for £180
Estimated at £200 - £400


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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