28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 52


Bourne (John. C.) and Britton (John)
Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway by John C. Bourne with An Historical and Descriptive Account by John Britton.
J.C. Bourne, Ackermann & Tilt, 1839, first edition, large folio, 26 pages, tinted lithograph title with vignette, two maps on one sheet and 34 tinted lithographs on 29 sheets, woodcut within text. Title page almost detached, repaired tear to Blisworth Cutting plate. Re-backed half morocco binding (retaining previous back-strip, repaired tear to upper board cloth, leather rubbed).
[Abbey, Life 398; Ottley 6465]

Sold for £700
Estimated at £600 - £1,000


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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