Oct 16, 2018 - Sale 2488

Sale 2488 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 780
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
BOSSEWELL, JOHN. Workes of Armorie, devyded into three bookes, entituled, the Concordes of Armorie, the Armorie of Honor, and of Coates and Creastes. Over 400 woodcut text illustrations of various sizes, 4 of them allegorical representations of the cardinal virtues, the rest coats of arms, crests, and heraldic motifs, all hand-colored at an early date. [4], 136; 30 leaves, with gatherings E and L and leaf U2 supplied from another copy; lacks leaves B3-4. 4to, 189x131 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century panelled sheep, rebacked, hinges reinforced, rear endpapers renewed; contents soiled with intermittent marginal dampstaining, dog-earing at beginning and end, outer corners of L2, S2, X2, and ²C7 restored, small holes through a few letters in D4 and X1, larger hole in X3 repaired causing image and text loss, scattered marginal repairs not affecting text, partly cropped early marginalia, last 2 leaves reinforced along edges. London: Richard Tottell, 1572

Additional Details

first edition. Luborsky & Ingram/STC 3393. See also lot 122.