£1 book bought at car boot sale worth £1,500

Victorian Reader

Victorian Reader

2015-07-31 08:34:55

A book that was bought at a car boot sale for just £1 could in fact be worth up to £1,500-as it has been inscribed by renowned Victorian explorer David Livingstone.

The book is a copy of 'Livingstone’s Missionary Travels in South Africa' and was bought by 67 year old Eddie Davies at a car boot sale in Carmarthen seven years ago after spotting that it was 'signed by someone famous.' 

It infact featured an insciption by Livingstone to Major General Charles Murray May. which reads: ' “With the kindest remembrances of his much obliged and attached friend David Livingstone.''

It is due to be sold with Cardiff based auction house Rogers Jones & Co.


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Victorian Reader


2015-07-31 09:13:51

That's quite the find!

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