28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 44


Fell (Alfred)
The Early Iron Industry of Furness and District: An Historical and Descriptive Account ....
Ulverston: Hume Kitchin, 1908, numbered limited edition of 157, plates and maps as called for, errata slip, some light foxing, top edge gilt, original cloth gilt;
Kohn (Ferdinand), Iron and Steel Manufacture. A Series of Papers on the Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel ...., William Mackenzie, 1873, folio, frontis, sixty-four plates (some double page, several with image edges slightly cropped by binder), marbled edges, modern half calf. (2)

Sold for £220
Estimated at £200 - £300


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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