Clare Island book under auction in London

The remote Clare Island, Co Mayo

By staff reporter

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ March 13 Bibliophile sale is to include a copy of A Biological Survey of Clare Island in the County of Mayo, Ireland and of the Adjoining District (1911-1915).

The fascinating A Biological Survey of Clare Island in the County of Mayo, Ireland and of the Adjoining District (1911-1915), from the proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, explores a natural theme.

The survey, published by a committee under the chairmanship of Robert Lloyd Praeger included the study of the flora, fauna, antiquities, place-names, family names, geology, climatology, agriculture, meteorology, pisces and fungi  of Clare Island and the adjoining mainland in the west of Ireland.

Similar to a survey conducted of Lambay Island in 1905 and 1906, the information was collated by more than one hundred scientists from Ireland, England, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland  from 1909-11, and published by the Royal Irish Academy. This copy includes parts 1 – 67 of the study and it is estimated to sell for £600-800 [Lot 137].

This auction will be held by Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions at the Godalming saleroom in Surrey on Thursday 13th March, with viewing from Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th March. The first 80 lots of the sale cover a wide variety of interesting subjects and are all to be offered without reserve.

The catalogue and details of online bidding with no additional fee can be found at www.bloomsburyauctions.com.

 

 

 

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