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Rare Book Auction: A Guide to Watering Places , on the Coast between the Exe and the Dart

Posted on Roger Collicott's Blog


 Riviere of Bath binding. A Guide to Watering Places, on the Coast, between The Exe and the Dart (BK21)

An exceptional volume being offered in the 6th March 2019 Antiquarian Book Auction (BK21)  takes us back to the elegance of the Regency period, when Teignmouth, Dawlish and Torquay were the fashionable places to go to and be seen.

The Title page of the Guide to Watering Places, on the Coast, between The Exe and the Dart (BK21)

Titled 'A Guide to Watering Places, on the Coast between The Exe and the Dart' and illustrated with fine hand coloured aquatint plates and in a fine signed binding by Riviere of Bath, it was published in Teignmouth by E. Croydon in 1823 and carries a pre-sale estimate of £200 - £300

One of the fine hand coloured aquatints from A Guide to Watering Places, on the Coast between The Exe and the Dart (BK21)

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This article was originally published on Roger Collicott's Blog on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:08:52 GMT.

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Roger Collicott has an ingrained passion for books, having been bought up with a background in printing.

On leaving school, it seemed that a career in the printing trade was almost inevitable. Roger served a six year apprenticeship at the prestigious WS Cowells in Ipswich before changing careers and moving to St Ives in Cornwall, where he developed skills as a leather craftsman, exhibiting at the inaugural exhibition of the highly regarded Cornwall Crafts Association.

Roger went on to have a successful career selling his craft work all over the World. While in St Ives, he developed a keen interest in the St Ives School of Artists and befriended a number of the artists. He has built up an extensive library of reference books relating to them over the years.

Roger is also a passionate collector of maps, focussing on Cornwall, but has developed an extensive knowledge of antique maps in general.

Roger became the book consultant at our predecessor firm of Hampton & Littlewood in 2002, where he was responsible for the sale of a number of important collections, including the Ron Morris Optical Toy and Moveable Image Collection, the Janet Hill Collection of Costume and Fashion Books and the Eileen Oates Collection of Cornish Books to name a few.

Since the the formation of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, he has helped to build one of the few dedicated specialist auction book departments in the West Country, capable of handling all printed materials, books, maps, manuscripts and early photography.

Roger Collicott now lives in the heart of Dartmoor. Moving from collecting to selling is a small step. Roger has been retailing books, maps and prints for well over thirty years, these days with a strong online presence. A keen footballer when younger, he has swapped codes and is now more often found following Exeter Chiefs on a Saturday, when not trekking across his beloved moor with his two dogs.

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