28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 41


Sheffield Flood
Harrison (Samuel), A Complete History of the Great Flood at Sheffield on March 11 & 12, 1864 ...,
1864, twenty plates, original cloth;
with a small quantity of ephemera, comprising;
An embossed memorial card for those drowned in the flood;
Eight bar bills from various Inns in Sheffield, Tadcaster, Worksop, Wetherby, Doncaster, Easingwold and Ferrybridge, seven with engraved headers;
A manuscript account for work on the Britannia and Conway bridges, large sums, one side of folio.
Two armorial bookplates.

Sold for £60
Estimated at £80 - £120


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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