28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 82


Stanley (Henry M.)
Through the Dark Continent.
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1878, two volumes, plates and maps as called for including, two folding maps in rear pockets (taped), original cloth (re-backed retaining original backstrips);
idem, The Congo and the Founding of the Free State: A Study of Work and Exploration.
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885, two volumes, plates and maps as called for, including two folding maps in rear pockets, original cloth (restoration to spines);
idem, In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890, two volumes, partly unopened, plates and maps as called for including two large folding maps (torn without loss), some foxing, bright original cloth. (6)

Sold for £180
Estimated at £200 - £400


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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