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ANTIQUARIAN & COLLECTORS' BOOKS

TOOVEY'S conduct specialist auctions of antiquarian and collectors' books three times a year. The sale encompasses everything from early manuscript documents to modern first editions and regularly includes leather-bound volumes, works of natural history, topographical and reference interest as well as children’s and illustrated books.
This July, Toovey's are delighted to offer the Travel and Exploration books from the library of Michael Gilkes, read more on our blog here.
Recent book auctions have included the library collections The Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive and the Library Collection of W. Lesley Weller. Toovey's are happy to provide valuations of single volumes to entire libraries, please contact us for further information or to discuss your book collection. Forthcoming lots are often highlighted on the Toovey's blog.

Pictured right: a rare children's book relating to Isambard Kingdom Brunel titled 'The Great Eastern A B C, or Big Ship Alphabet' with 26 hand-coloured engraved vignettes for each alphabetic couplet, for more information click here. Sold for £9000.
Antiquarian & Collectors' Books

HIGHLIGHTS

 

A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, ITS COLLEGES, HALLS, AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Sold Price - £800
A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: 1814. 2 vols.
 

'LYRICAL BALLADS' BY WORDSWORTH & COLERIDGE

Sold Price - £3000
Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems by Wordsworth & Coleridge. 1798 first edition, second issue
 

A BING TINPLATE CLOCKWORK OPEN TOP DOUBLE DECK BUS

Sold Price - £2800
A Bing tinplate clockwork open top double deck bus with external staircase and driver canopy
 

A C.I.J. TINPLATE CLOCKWORK ALFA ROMEO P2 RACING CAR

Sold Price - £1600
A C.I.J. tinplate clockwork Alfa Romeo P2 racing car, repainted in Italian red racing finish, length approx 52cm
 
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