28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 92


Watson (John N.)
Angling With The Fly, Flies & Anglers of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Yeadon: Ken Smith Publishing, 2008, numbered de-luxe limited edition of ten copies hors commerce (plus fifty numbered copies for sale), comprises two volumes and folder, the text volume with companion volume of thirty-six mounted flies tied by Tim Thorpe, both volumes signed by the author, the companion volume also signed by the fly-tyer, plus folder with three limited edition colour prints, numbered uniform with the book and signed by the artist Ashley Bryant. Quarto, text volume all edges gilt, full morocco bindings in cloth solander box with morocco label. New, received in publisher's brown paper wrapping.

Sold for £320
Estimated at £300 - £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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