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Sale BK16: Antiquarian Book Sale

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Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Books, Maps and Prints Auction

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Specialist sale of books, prints and maps covering art and art reference books, children's and illustrated books, history, literature, biography, military, naval, travel, topography, science, natural history, reference and sporting books as well as photographs, manuscripts, prints and maps.

This auction has 401 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The antiquarian book, map and miniatures auction on 21st September 2016 includes a wide variety of lots, including a single owner collection of miniatures, small portraits and historical engravings, which start off the first 100 lots of the sale. Closely following are the books and maps. A copy of Beverely R Morris British Game Birds and Wildfowl (BK16/310) carries a pre-sale estimate of £250-£350.

Also within the natural history section is a set of Rev Francis Orpen Morris's History of British Birds in 6 volumes (BK16/312) estimated at £150-£250 and another lot by the same author of a Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds in 3 volumes (BK16/313), which is estimated at £200-£300.

Within the travel section is John L Stephens Incidents in Travel in Yucatan in 2 volumes (BK16/285),which is inviting bids of £180-£220.

There is a good collection of military books including regimental histories. Amongst the highlights is a copy of R Ackermann’s Costumes of the British Army with 15 hand colour aquatints (BK16/248A), estimated at £150-£250.

A copy of Willy Pogany’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam with 12 tipped in colour plates (BK16/156) and being a limited edition of 750 copies is expected to create interest at £300-£400 and a volume by EW Cooke of Sixty Five plates of Shipping and Craft (BK16/365) is inviting bids of £200-£300.

Sir William Jardine's The Naturalist’s Library (BK16/307), being 34 of 40 volumes illustrated with many hand coloured plates is also expected to be sought after at £200-£300.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100