28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 36


HMS Malabar
Montagu (Capt. Sir W.A.), An interesting manuscript copy book, commencing with an instruction that 'I expect the Mates, Midshipmen, Volunteers and Master's Assistants to be perfect in their Equipment, and that at all times they dress in strict accordance with the Regulations of the Service. As the Malabar is about to proceed .....'. Capt. Montagu's letters then commence on the 25th July 1834 with a request to Admiral Sir William Hargood for a detachment of Marines to be sent to the ship. The final letter is dated 5th January 1838. An interesting record of command in the Royal Navy at that time, worthy of further research.
Ink manuscript on paper, 300 pages, page size 31cm x 20cm, watermarked Edward Smith 1831, generally several letters per page, marbled endpapers, original reversed calf binding with ship and captain's names to upper board (spine well worn).
Orders, 'H.M.S. Malabars Order Book'. A manuscript record of orders received, dating from 1832 to 1837, many from the Vice-Admiral.
Ink manuscript on paper, various hands, approx 250 folio pages, page size 34.5 cm x 20cm, worn with several closed tears, bound in ?original canvas covers with button fastenings, title to one side. Plan of HMS Thunderer's Main Yard loosely inserted.
HMS Malabar, a 74 gun Repulse-class ship of the line of the Royal Navy, was launched in 1818 at Bombay Dockyard. Sir William Augustus Montagu was Captain from the 25th July 1834 until ordered home at the end of 1837. (Wikipedia)

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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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