• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar. London: W. Peacock, 1795. 12° (132 x 80mm), 13 folding engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, including frontispiece (Z7 with clipped corner causing loss to 7 lines of text recto and verso). [With:]

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    A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar. London: W. Peacock, 1795. 12° (132 x 80mm), 13 folding engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, including frontispiece (Z7 with clipped corner causing loss to 7 lines of text recto and verso). [With:]

    A Compendious Geographical Dictionary. London: W. Peacock, 1795. 12° (132 x 80mm), 6 folding engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, including frontispiece, and one uncoloured folding plate of the solar system. Together 2 vols. in uniform contemporary calf (extremities worn). Provenance: gift of Dean Hauxley to Sarah Widdrington, 1802 (inscriptions on front blank and title of both vols; the later vol. with memorial leaf to Sarah's "lamented child", Eliza Cook, sewn in: "died at Glasgow on the 24th of February 1820 in her twenty fourth year ... this is the case of books from which I taught her geography"). FIRST EDITION of the Grammar, second edition of the Dictionary; and 11 other small vols., including The British Compendium (1719). (13)


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