28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 84


Meinertzhagen (Col. Richard)
Nicoll's Birds of Egypt.
Hugh Rees, 1930, first edition, two quarto volumes, frontis, 3 folding colour maps, colour plates, small tape repair to plate XI margin with resultant stain to adjacent leaves, taped hinges, dust marked top edge, original cloth gilt;
idem, Birds of Arabia;
Oliver and Boyd, 1954, first edition, large octavo, signed by the author, Eric Hosking's manuscript checklist of birds loosely inserted, dust jacket (top edge a little frayed);
idem, Kenya Diary 1902-1906.
Oliver and Boyd, 1957, first edition, signed by the author, monochrome plates, slanted spine, dust jacket with some foxing and lightly frayed edges;
idem, Pirates and Predators, the Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds.
Oliver and Boyd, 1959, first edition, large octavo, colour and monochrome plates, dust jacket (rear panel nicked and slightly soiled);
idem, Middle East Diary 1917-1956.
Cresset Press, first edition, foxing to edges and prelims., dust jacket (foxing to edges and rear panel);
Each with bookplate of Eric Hosking. (6)

Sold for £190
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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