28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 51


Bourne (John C.)
The History and Description of the Great Western Railway, Including its Geology, and the Antiquities of the District through which it passes; Accompanied by a Plan and Section of the Railway, A Geological Map, and by Numerous Views of its Principal Viaducts, Bridges, Tunnels, Stations, and of the Scenery and Antiquities in its Vicinity.
David Bogue, 1846, large folio, iv, 58, 57-76 pages, additional lithograph title, 33 lithographs (some lightly tinted) on 29 sheets in main part and 14 lithographs on four sheets in appendix. Lithographed vignette on India paper in text. Hand-coloured map, geological map and geological section. All edges gilt, re-backed and re-cornered half morocco binding, retaining original cloth and remnants of original leather.
[Abbey, Life 399, Ottley 5930]

Sold for £2,500
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500


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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