28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 43


Westmorland Tracts
A collection of bound pamphlets and booklets, in four volumes, comprising
1. Armitt (Mary L.), Studies of Lakeland Birds, (2 vols.), 1897-1901.
Anon., A Westmorland Rock Garden, 1929.
The Remains of John Briggs ..., 1825.
Blezard (T.), Original Westmorland Songs, 1868.
2. The Manners and Customs of Westmorland, 1827;
Maude (G.M.A.), A Tour Into Westmorland and the Moors, with Remarks on Grouse Shooting .., 1831;
The Stricklands of Sizergh and Great Strickland, 1898;
Water for Manchester from Thirlmere, n.d.;
Memoirs of John Whitwell, c.1880;
A.G., Spinnery Notes, c.1912;
Garnett (A.), Notes on Hand Spinning, 1896;
Jones (T.), History of Burneside, 1912;
Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry, 1912;
A Will and a Way, c.1913;Watson, Anne Clifford, 1901.
3. Manners and Customs of Westmorland, 1847;
Kent Angling Association, Report of a Public Meeting on the Fisheries of the Kent, 1862;
Dent (J.), Chronicles of the Tombs, 1869;
Gough, (T.), Personal Reminiscences of the Habits of Animals, 1872;
Whitwell (J.), Old Houses of Kendal, 1866;
Something About the Parish Church Organ, c.1877;
Nicholson (C.), History and Incidents Connected with .... Borough of Kendal, 1875;
Chronicles of Kendal & Neighbourhood for 1861, 1862 and 1863, 1864;
History of Tolls Payable at Markets and Fairs of Kendal, c.1864;
Report .. into .. Charities and Endowments of .. Kendal, 1847;
Tradesmens's Tokens Issued ...17th Century .. Kendal, 1855;
Taylor (A.B.), Billy Tyson's Coortin ..., 1882;
Guide to Kendal, n.d. [1885 in ms.];
Welcome into Westmorland, n.d. [1901 in ms.]
4. De Worfat (Wm.), A Bran New Wark, n.d.
The Manners and Customs of Westmorland, 1827;
Bobbin, Lancashire Dialect, 1839;
Wheeler (A.), The Westmorland Dialect .., 1802;
Report of the Great Will Cause, 1846.
The first three volumes in half morocco, the fourth in half calf, all with the bookplate of 'W.P.D.' [W.P. Dobson of Milnthorpe].
Together with two other volumes relating to the area. [Lot sold not collated].

Sold for £4,200
Estimated at £200 - £400


Other vols: A Guide to the Lakes, 1778.
Dialogues, Poems, Songs and Ballads.. in Westmoreland and Cumberland Dialects, 1839

Maude pamphlet has folding map, three plates and 115 pages (pages collated for this pamphlet only), map and title page illustrated.


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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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