28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 97


The New Naturalist Series
One hundred and forty-four volumes from the Collins New Naturalist series in a full run, plus four duplicates and three volumes on the New Naturalist series, comprising:
Main Series, volumes 1 to 144. Collins, 1945-2021. Additional volumes of 6, 12 and 82 (x 2). Orkney and Warblers are first state.

Nos. 3, 4, 6 (variant titles), 12 (x1), 14, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 32, 36, 37, 40, 45, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 58, 60 and 82 (2 of 3) are reprints or later editions. No 72 has an unpriced dust jacket with no Collins imprint to lower jacket spine.
13 and 19 have school prize labels.

Ownership inscriptions or labels in at least 2, 8, 12, 14, 15, 21, 23, 28, 33, 34, 37, 38, 48, 50, 53, 61 and 68.
All in dust jackets, nos. 5, 10, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29 (publ.), 30, 36, 37, 40 (publ.), 43, 46, 49, 51, 55, 59, 64 and 73 are price-clipped.
The front free endpaper of 30 is clipped, 36 lacks its front free endpaper and has tape stains to other endpapers.

with Marren & Gillmor's The Art of the New Naturalists (2009, 1st), Bernhard & Loe's Collecting the New Naturalists (2015, 1st) and Fisher & Ullmann's The New Naturalist (1948, 1st) (151)

Sold for £1,200
Estimated at £1,000 - £2,000


Please Note; No 72 has an unpriced dust jacket with no Collins imprint to lower jacket spine.


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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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