STEVENS (JOHN) The Life of Dr. Roberts
Lot 438
STEVENS (JOHN) The Life of Dr. Roberts; and others (7)
Sold for £625 (US$ 970) inc. premium

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STEVENS (JOHN)
The Life of Dr. Roberts, manuscript on approximately 800 pages, various printed insertions, including Bridport broadsides printed for Roberts, advertisements for Roberts' ointment "Poor Man's Friend"), portraits (Roberts, engraved; Stevens, albumen print), calf, defective, Bridport, 1862--BENT (BALDWIN H.) Diary, approximately 200 pages, includes a trip to Canada for fishing and hunting ("...shot some jays & other birds for specimens"), a few entries scored out but perhaps recoverable, name and address "The Ridding, Bentham, Yorkshire" on flyleaf, black leather, the lock cut away, 1857-59, 8vo and 4to; and 5 others (7)

Footnotes

  • Giles Lawrence Roberts, MD, 1766-1834; some details of his life in the Devon Heritage Centre, but this substantial account of a local doctor and methodist is unpublished.
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