28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 96


North-West Natural History and Archaeology
Byerley (Isaac), The Fauna of Liverpool.
1856, 125 pages, colour plate, cloth;
Smith (Henry Ecroyd), Antiquarian Researches and Discoveries in the Mersey District During the Years 1863 to 1869 ... With Notes on Its Natural History in a Series of Papers.
Liverpool, T. Brakell, 1871, two volumes (the author's own copy), the second volume has a general title and contents page identical to the first but the individual papers run from 1870 to 1874, plates, half calf;
Brownbill (John), West Kirby and Hilbre, A Parochial History.
Liverpool, 1928, plates as called for, folding map, original cloth;
With twenty others [not collated] (24)

Sold for £80
Estimated at £150 - £250


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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