28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 95


Nature Printing
Croall (Alexander) & Johnstone (William Grosart), The Nature Printed British Sea Weeds, A History ....
Bradbury and Evans, 1859 (vol. 1 undated), four volumes, four nature printed additional title pages and 221 nature printed plates by Henry Bradbury, occasion foxing spot but generally clean, unfortunately the gutta-percha bindings have perished and pages and plates are loose or becoming loose, original cloth gilt. Worthy of rebinding;
Moore (Thos.), The Nature Printed British Ferns.
Bradbury and Evans, 1859-60, octavo edition, two volumes, two nature printed additional title pages and 122 nature printed plates by Henry Bradbury, add. title of second volume partially detached, some foxing, particularly to add. titles and early plates in each volume, final plate frayed at edges, edges dust marked, tired original cloth, re-backed retaining back-strips, corners bumped, one repaired.
[sold not subject to return]. (6)

Sold for £500
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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