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Auction: Travel, Science & Natural History
was auctioned on: 15 October 2009
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RAFFLES, Lady Sophia (1786-1858) Memoir of the Life and Publ...

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,294 - US$1,942
Price realised:  £1,875
ca. US$3,034
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RAFFLES, Lady Sophia (1786-1858). Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles . London: John Murray 1830. 4° (273 x 209mm). Frontispiece portrait, 6 engraved plates, 1 folding, and 4 maps, 3 folding. (Occasional light browning and spotting.) Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, gilt spine with lettering piece, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance : George Betts of Wortham, Suffolk (armorial bookplate).
RAFFLES, Lady Sophia (1786-1858). Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles . London: John Murray 1830. 4° (273 x 209mm). Frontispiece portrait, 6 engraved plates, 1 folding, and 4 maps, 3 folding. (Occasional light browning and spotting.) Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, gilt spine with lettering piece, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance : George Betts of Wortham, Suffolk (armorial bookplate). SCARCE FIRST EDITION of which only 1500 copies were printed. Four of the plates are by William Daniell made during his two visits to Java. The panorama of Singapore and its harbour is as viewed from Government Hill. Bastin & Brommer p.6, note 97. Abbey Travel 555 (special copy with 2 extra maps).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Travel, Science & Natural History
Date of the auction: 15 Oct 2009
Address: Christie's
15 October 2009, London, South Kensington