Book donated to Devon Oxfam fetches £37,000





A book given to a Devon branch of Oxfam has netted the charity's largest windfall at an auction.

The rare photo book, one of several given to the shop in Teignmouth by an anonymous donor, fetched £37,200.

The 1882 book tells of Royal Society of London scientist Gerard Ansdell and his brother's search for a long-lost brother in Fiji.

He was eventually tracked down in the island of Viti Levu and the brothers documented their trip in the book.



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