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Auction: Printed Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photography
was auctioned on: 13 November 2007
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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$4,142 - US$6,213
Price realised:  n. a.
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Series of over 150 bills, lists and invoices for books, prints and other publications purchased by T.J. Wood for the Reading Society, Benevolent Society and Sunday School of Bury, Lancashire, largely from Benjamin Crompton of 37 Fleet Street, Bury ('Printer, Bookseller, Binder, Stationer, and Music-Seller'): purchases for the Reading Society (running from 1810 to 1825) including (in chronological order) "Crabbe's Poems 2 vols" (the first purchase, for 10/6 on 13 January 1810), "Scotts Lay" (10/6 on 24 February 1810), Marmion (12/- on 30 May 1810), "Southey's Madoc 2 Vols 12mo" with Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent" (14/- and 4/- respectively in July 1811), [Washington Irving's] "Salmagundi" (10/6 on 4 November 1811), "Childe Harold" (12/- on 9 June 1812), "Crabbe's Tales in Verse" (12/- on25 February 1815), Rokeby (14/- on 1 May 1813), "Coleridge's Remorse" (3/- on 17 June 1813), Corsair (15 April 1814), "Malthus on the Corn Laws" (2/- on 28 May 1814, bought with "Ode to Napoleon" and Southey's Thalaba), Bride of Abydos (5/6 on 12 March 1814), "Waverly 3 Vols" (one guinea on 24 December 1814), "Byron's Hebrew Melodies" (5/6 on 2 December 1815), "Coleridges Christabel" (4/6 on 1 June 1816), "Childe Harold, Canto III" (5/6 on 14 December 1816, bought with "Warden's Letters from St Helena", "Scott's Minstrelsy" and "Shaw's Waterloo", one of several on the recent battle), The Prisoner of Chillon (5/6 on 3 March 1816, bought with Tales of My Landlord and "Franklin's Correspondence"), "Lord Byron's Manfred" (5/6 on 20 October 1817, bought with "Koster's Travels in Brazil"), "Child Harold 4th Canto" (12/- on 3 July 1818), "Franklins Life 3rd Volume and Works" (3 guineas on 17 November 1818), "Ricardo's Proposals" (4/6 on 4 July 1819), "Wentworth's New South Wales" (12/- on 29 December 1819), "Night Mare Abbey" (6/6 on 23 February 1820), "Oxley's Journal N. South Wales" and Bonnetts Letter on N.S. Wales" (£2-10-0 and 5/- on 31 July 1820, "Kenilworth 3 Vols" (£1-11-6 in January 1821), "Doge of Venice by Ld Bryon" (12/- on 12 May 1821), "Knickerbocker's New York" (12/- on 12 June 1821), "Hazlett's Essays" (12/- on 18 April 1822), "Memoirs of Ld Byron" (14/- on 29 June 1821, bought with Fortunes of Nigel and Bracebridge Hall), "Captn Franklin's Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea" (4 guineas on 15 April 1823, bought with "Napoleon's (own) Memoirs" and "Moor's Irish Melodies"), "Clare's Poems" (5/6 on 29 August 1823), "Cruise's New Zealand" (10/6 on 18 November 1823), "Dallas Recollections of L. Byron" (15/- on 11 December 1824), and many periodicals such as The Quarterly; purchases for the Benevolent Society (running from 1806) including a good many plays and a quantity of music and songs, "British Poets" (at £21-17-0), cyclopaedias, "Female Quixote" (3/- for the book, 1/6 for binding), histories, "Teignmouth to Wordsworth", "Burns' Works", etc.; purchases for the Sunday School including "270 Portraits purchased from Jas Westell, of Rochdale", "paper for 40 bags", "Music 'Lord have Mercy &c'", "2 dozn Copy books", "1 dozn Watts Catechisms", "100 Labels of 'Approbation'", and further printed books; the bills pinned into a large folio volume (those for the Benevolent Society and Sunday School reversed at the end, although the categories appear to intermingle), vellum wrappers, upper cover inscribed "Accounts of Reading Society/ Benevolent Society/ Sunday School", dust-staining to wrapper, light spotting elsewhere, but the receipts overall in fine and fresh condition, folio, 1806-1826

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Printed Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photography
Date of the auction: 13 Nov 2007
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]