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Hungary and Transylvania by Paget János 1850

Hungary and Transylvania with Remarks on Their Condition, Social, Political and Economical

John Paget (Paget János )was born in Loughborough 1808. He was educated at the Unitarian Manchester College at York, and then read medicine. He travelled extensively in Europe. He married the Hungarian Baroness Polyxena Wesselenyi Banffy (née de Hadad), divorced wife of Baron Ladislaus Banffy, in 1836. He lived on his wife’s estate in Transylvania, developing the farming there with an “improved” breed of cow, and campaigning for improvements to agriculture. His diary, in six volumes is in the National Széchényi Library in Budapest) Volumes 1-5 contain observations on natural history around Europe. Volume 6 records Hungary’s 1849 war of independence, in which Paget took part.
He died in Ghiriş (then called Gyéres) and is buried in the Hajongard Cemetery in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Good tight copy in publishers mauve cloth , internally clean and bright Illustrated throughout including folding coloured map and Engraved Frontispiece to each volume. Two volumes bound in one.

Published by John Murray 1850

Price £575.00

Patrick Hayman Studio Sale Christie’s 2010

20th Century British Art

Patrick Hayman 1915-1988 was an English artist who worked in a variety of media including painting, drawing and three-dimensional constructions as well as poetry. Although he only lived in Cornwall for a few years, he was closely associated with the St Ives School of painters and sculptors

13th October 2010
South Kensington

Well illustrated catalogue, includes the results sheet
Condition Excellent

Price £12.00


The London Sale. Christie’s 2012

Comprising a total of 167 lots, the sale presented a variety of items synonymous with London. An exciting opportunity for lovers of, and visitors to, London to explore the history of one of the most popular cities in the world. The auction presented the chance for collectors to acquire pieces of the city’s iconic imagery and history from pictures and prints, through to rock and roll, Royal, Olympic and political memorabilia, and even a 1966 RML Leyland London Routemaster double-decker bus

3rd September 2012

South Kensington

Well illustrated glossy catalogue, includes the results sheets
Condition Very Good

Price £12.00


19th Century Furniture, Paintings, Decorative Objects & Rugs Christies NY 1989

19th Century Furniture, Paintings, Decorative Objects & Rugs

including properties from:
Gertrude Finnerod, John W. Blodgett Jnr, Caroline Doty, Dr Frank Crozer Knowles, Garrick L. Mallery, Robert Hecht, Thomas Stovell & Leonard Tharp,
Collection of David Felix.

23rd May 1989

New York

Well illustrated rare catalogue, Condition Good

Price £22.00