Sold online at £2300 by Halls (20/12% buyer’s premium) was an 1860, revised edition of her Notes of Nursing. It was inscribed in 1873 “…to John Croft Esq. with Florence Nightingale’s sincerest joy at finding herself his fellow worker in the Nurse training business”.
The recipient was a consulting surgeon at St Thomas’s Hospital in London.
That book bore a withdrawn stamp of the Wellcome Library, as did a signed and inscribed copy of her 1874 work Life or Death in India that sold for £850, but a signed copy of her 1865 book, The Organisation of Nursing. An Account of the Liverpool Nurses’ Training School that made £1200 was otherwise unmarked.
Welsh FA Cup winners
In a section devoted to football programmes and ephemera, an online bid of £650 secured a souvenir of the 1927 FA Cup Final between Cardiff City and Arsenal that incorporated a special songsheet produced by the Daily Express.
That final marked the first occasion on which Abide with Me was sung on the day, as it has been ever since.
For the record, Cardiff won 1-0 – the only occasion on which a team not based in England has lifted the FA Cup.