Rare Cornish Books: Philip Rashleigh Specimens of British Minerals

Published 6th December 2016

The March 2017 Antiquarian Book Auction includes a good private collection of over 120 lots of Cornish books, including many scarce titles.

One of the highlights of the Cornish collection is Philip Rashleigh's Specimens of British Minerals (BK17). Two volumes in one,  with 53 hand coloured plates of minerals bound in half gilt morocco and cloth sides, 4to, 1797-1802.


Philip Rashleigh - Specimens of British Minerals (BK17)

This is an excellent copy of this scarce early illustrated book on mineralogy and carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,500-£5,000

Entries are currently being invited for this forthcoming auction, which promises to be an excellent sale and in the meantime, we will blog some of the highlights over the coming months.

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