Further lots included a collection of Tracts relating to Westmorland from the 19th and early 20th century (sold for £4,200), and an archive of material that interwove the life of Anne Parsons, Countess Rosse (the mother of Tony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon), with Womersley Hall and the Parsons and Gladstone families (sold for £1,700). The lot included Womersley Hall and Park visitors’ books and game record, and a scrapbook compiled by Margaret Gladstone.
Among the children’s literature in the sale were a set of first editions of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (sold for £9,500), a first edition of The Twits by Roald Dahl (sold for £1,500), and a first edition set of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (sold for £1,000). Elsewhere in the sale, The History and Description of the Great Western Railway… written in 1846 by John C. Bourne sold for £2,500, and well-preserved late 17th century impression of John Speed’s A New and Accurate Map of The World… sold for £5,500. The map was drawn by Speed in 1651 and comprises a decorative double-hemisphere world map with astrological and astronomical diagrams, the figures of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and portraits of explorers.