Kent Topographical Books Coming Up at Gorringe's

Courtesy of Gorringe's

SANDWICH: Boys, William - Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent, 4to, tree calf, with 40 plates and maps, estimate £300-£500.

Lewes, East Sussex, UK — Our next book sale on Monday May 20th is devoted to the dispersal of a two-owner collection of mainly KENT TOPOGRAPHICAL WORKS, from the libraries of a private collector, residing in East Kent, and that of the late John Dean Marshall, of Mid Kent.
 
With over 200 lots on offer including numerous rare volumes — William Boys, History of Sandwich 1792  (£300-500) William Coombs, Tonbridge Legends 1866 (£300-500), as well as a number of Kent classics — Edward Hasted’s monumental History and Topographical Survey of Kent, 4 vols, 1778-90 (£800-1200) and the very first county history -- William Lambarde’s, A Perambulation in Kent 1576, (although defective - £150-200), together with several fine works on Canterbury and the Cathedral -- John Hidyard and others An Accurate Description and History......of Cathedral Churches of Canterbury 1756 (£200-300).
 
We have deliberately split the collection into affordable lots, to, hopefully, result in the widest possible distribution to dealers and private collectors, with individual lots, including rare early guides, relating to small towns, as well as Kent’s great cities.
 
This is an opportunity to purchase from the best collection of Kent Topographical books to come on the market in recent years.

 

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