Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Wed 28th Jul, 2021|The Auction Centre, Leyburn | Starts 10:30am

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Tuesday 27 July 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am.

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Buyer's premium:

20% for books and other zero-rated items including bound manuscripts and unframed maps

20% + VAT (24% in total) for all other items.

Please note you will be required to remove your purchased items within two working days of the sale unless by prior arrangement. Collections are by appointment from Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm.  Saturday collections are only available when there is a sale and STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To make an appointment call 01969 623780 or email

Sale Information

The sale contains a variety of exciting material to interest collectors of maps and atlases, travel and exploration, British topography, antiquarian literature, cookery, natural history, autographs, manuscripts and documents, children’s and illustrated books, modern first editions and photography. Highlights include a collection of inscribed C. S. Lewis titles from the collection of his lifelong friend Cecil Harwood (1898-1975), a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) in exceptional condition, books removed from Delamere House, Cheshire, including Charles James Fox’s copy of Voltaire’s L’evangile de la raison (1765), and selections from the library at Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, notably a 1660 Cambridge Bible in a fine Restoration binding by Samuel Mearne, a set of signed limited editions of works by Arthur Rackham, and a manuscript recipe book from the late 17th century. For an additional preview please click here.

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