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A RARE BROADSIDE AND SURVIVAL… Lawrences’ recent 550-lot auction of books, maps, manuscripts and photography in Crewkerne recorded some remarkable results, with a steady demand in evidence throughout. One worth particular mention is a rare broadside (single printed sheet) published in 1688 and entitled, The Beginning, Progress and End of Man. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the moving image, this unusual publication was intended to instruct and entertain. Believed to be unique for being coloured, and comparable with only a few others in the British Library and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, this rather worn but intriguing remnant from the era of the Restoration showed the strength of demand for rare ephemeral items. It was once in the collection of Thomas Pengelly, the noted 17th century merchant. To the delight of the vendor who had delivered it to Lawrences within a sketchbook unaware of its potential, this carefullycatalogued curiosity was bought for £9,500. Lawrences are able to handle entire libraries and have done so for many of the nation’s greatest private and public collections, as well as the thousands of private entries that come through the door each year. For further details, please contact: Robert Ansell on 01460 73041 or email robert.ansell@lawrences.co.uk

Lawrences AUCTIONEERS The Linen Yard, South Street, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 8AB. T 01460 73041

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