Feb 23, 2012 - Sale 2269

Sale 2269 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 360
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(ALLEN PRESS.) Cott, Hobart; editor. Dialogues of Creatures Moralised. 122 woodcuts after the first edition of 1480. Folio, pictorial cloth; slipcase, few minor marks; prospectus laid in. Kenfield, 1967

Additional Details

one of 130 unnumbered copies. This rare and interesting text first appeared in 1480, was in its 15th edition by 1512, and was translated into English in 1535. The only other English edition was published in 1816, and of the 98 copies printed, all but 42 were destroyed by fire. One expert at the time posited that if the book were not so scarce, and the spelling so obsolete, it may have become as popular as Aesop's fables--Allen Press Bibliography, 31.