White Watson – unsuccesful bidding
July 4, 2011 1 Comment
In June we put a bid on a copy of White Watson’s 1811 book ‘A Delineation of the Strata of Derbyshire’ which was going under the hammer at Bonhams. Sadly we were outbid and the book went for £720 including the buyer’s premium.
White Watson (1760 – 1835) was a scientist, geologist, stone mason and mineralogist who lived and worked for most of his life in Bakewell. If you want to find out more about Watson then have a look at Derbyshire Record Office’s fantastic information sheet about ‘Derbyshire’s Men of Science’. You can access it through the DRO blog. We are still interested in acquiring an 1811 edition so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled – let us know if you come across one.