28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 99


New Naturalist Monograph Series
A full run of the Series from No. 1 to No. 22, Collins, 1948-1974.
All first editions except 22 which is a reprint. Previous owner's name in at least 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 16, 20 and 21. No. 13 is ex company library.
All in dust jackets, 2, 5, 7, 14 17 and 22 are price-clipped. (22)

Sold for £280
Estimated at £100 - £200


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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