The ‘Private Journal’ sold for £2100 by Cadmore Auctions.

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In the event it attracted the interest of several enthusiastic bidders and sold instead at £2100 in the February 21-22 auction in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

Online images of the title-page and dedication leaf reveal a date of 1836 and the fact that it was ‘not published’, but that title-page describes it as A Private Journal of a Visit to Egypt and Palestine by way of Italy and the Mediterranean and states that it was printed by Joseph Rickerby of Sherbourn Lane. Could that be what is now Sherborne Lane in the City of London?

The only other sale catalogue clue to its content or origin is a dedication leaf that reads To the Beloved Companion of my Journey this Journal is dedicated as a Slight Memorial of Pleasures and Dangers shared together, in the contemplation of Many Sacred Scenes.