28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 45


Thoroton (Robert).
The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire, Extracted out of Records, Original Evidences, Leiger Books, other Manuscripts and Authentick Authorities.
Printed by Robert White for Henry Mortlock, 1677, folio, [16], 507, [37] pages including imprimatur, 22 plates including double page map, 11 double page plates, two folding plates, four double sided plates of arms and small slip of arms, all edges gilt, morocco gilt by F. Bedford.
small hole in M2 and 3R1, leather a little dry, joints worn and starting to crack, spine head and tail rubbed, corners bumped.
[ESTC R22553]
[Provenance, from the library of Henry Huth]

Sold for £220
Estimated at £150 - £250


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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