Bibliophile Sale to Include The Library of British Stage Director Patrick Garland The library of acclaimed British stage and film director, writer and actor Patrick Garland will be sold as part of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Bibliophile sale including works on natural history,
Amongst the other rare items in the sale are The History of Little Jack by Thomas Day, with only one listing on ESTC (found at the Bodelian Library) and no copies in the British Library, and John Walcott's The Figures, Description, and History, of Exotic Animals, a first edition with only three auction records. Walcott’s book includes 60 fine engravings of exotic animals, including species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and fish from the Americas, and interestingly although the preface indicates that a second part would be published, none was ever issued. The books are estimated to sell for £150-200 and £600-800 respectively. [Lots 274 and 209]
The sale also includes a small, but perfectly formed, collection of gardening and agricultural books that were once the property of a Lady, and include a wide range of materials from antiquarian rarities to modern reference works.
This auction will be held by Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions at the Godalming saleroom in Surrey on Thursday 13th February, with viewing from Tuesday 11th December 2014. The catalogue and details of online bidding with no additional fee can be found at www.bloomsburyauctions.com
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