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Richard Bearne is the Chairman of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, specialising in books and manuscripts. He regularly undertakes valuations for both insurance and probate purposes.
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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, April 09, 2013

There is a good set of interesting books coming up in the Antiquarian book auction on 21st August 2013 in Dowell Street, Honiton – The Buildings of England Series. This series of books was published by Penguin Books between 1951 and 1974.


the buildings of england series


The Buildings of England Series


Under the guidance of the General Editor Nikolaus Pevsner, he along with the poet John Betjamin were almost solely responsible for bringing to the public awareness to the wholesale destruction to our historic buildings, under the drive for everything new and modern following the Second World War.


The series is intended to continue until all the counties of England are covered. It gives full particulars of the architectural features of all ecclesiastical, public and domestic buildings of interest in each town and village of the county concerned and of the furnishings of churches.


This series helped to foster an aesthetic appreciation of our ‘Old’ buildings.


The set being offered in the Antiquarian book Auction in Honiton, Devon on 21st August 2013 comprises of 31 volumes and is expected to fetch between £60-£100 when it goes under the hammer, although this is probably a somewhat conservative estimate.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013 10:47:33 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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KIPLING, Rudyard: (1865-1936) - Two-page typed letter, signed with notations, from Bateman's, dated Nov. 20/27, to Mrs Sanders. He discusses his recent trip to France ... "Vichy-the dullest spot on Earth". He comments on the wet weather, and is very relieved that foot and mouth, which has reached as far as the New Forest, hasn't affected his animals yet.

rudyard kipling letter


Rudyard Kipling Letter


* Kipling bought Bateman's in 1902 and spent the rest of his life there. Bateman's is located in rural Burwash, East Sussex. It was built in 1634, and is now owned by the National Trust who run it as a museum dedicated to this great English literary figure, author of so many classical works such as If, Just So Stories, Kim, Jungle Book and poems such as Gunga Din, Mandalay, etc, etc.


 rudyard kipling letter


Rudyard Kipling Letter


This unique letter is expected to fetch £100-£200 when it goes under the hammer on 21st August 2013 in the Antiquarian Book Auction at Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon.

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