Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 38
 

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A REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF NAVAL DIARIES, KEPT BY...

A REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF NAVAL DIARIES, KEPT BY CAPTAIN GEORGE JAMES TOMLIN R.N. BETWEEN 1861 AND 1905
comprising forty-six volumes of 150+ pages each in mixed bindings, the covers with sequentially-numbered labels and periods spanned, and with long descriptive passages including voyages to the Pacific West Coast in 1862 and 1867; Honolulu; Tahiti; the Society Islands and Pitcairn Island amongst numerous others; together with a cabinet photograph of Tomlin; his mahogany writing slope; bicorn hat and a three-draw leather-covered telescope by Gregory & Co Ltd, London
(a lot)

Captain George James Tomlin (1837-1906); seldom is a complete run of diaries spanning a whole naval career seen, covering the period from sail to steam when the Victorian navy's supremacy remained unchallenged throughout the world.

Sold for £6,200
Estimated at £5,000 - £8,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Diaries/Logs: Mixed bindings - none are dis-bound, however, but some are scuffed, and a very few have exposed spines;

Telescope: Whilst optically OK, an old repair to the objective lens section has failed and it will need re-gluing/repairing to use;

Bicorn: Wear to surface where it has been handled; one bullion tassle missing, bullion loop loose at top on one side; Two epaulets have been found in the desk and these are both in good condition.

Desk: Good overall condition - secret drawer compartment in good working order; also contains a watercolour of this officer as a child.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF NAVAL DIARIES, KEPT BY CAPTAIN GEORGE JAMES TOMLIN R.N. BETWEEN 1861 AND 1905
comprising forty-six volumes of 150+ pages each in mixed bindings, the covers with sequentially-numbered labels and periods spanned, and with long descriptive passages including voyages to the Pacific West Coast in 1862 and 1867; Honolulu; Tahiti; the Society Islands and Pitcairn Island amongst numerous others; together with a cabinet photograph of Tomlin; his mahogany writing slope; bicorn hat and a three-draw leather-covered telescope by Gregory & Co Ltd, London
(a lot)

Captain George James Tomlin (1837-1906); seldom is a complete run of diaries spanning a whole naval career seen, covering the period from sail to steam when the Victorian navy's supremacy remained unchallenged throughout the world.