Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 149

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Berners, Juliana (b. circa 1388)
The Boke of Saint Albans, Fragment.

[Enprynted at Westmestre: by Wynkyn the Worde, 1496.]

Small folio, nine leaves only of seventy-four, consisting of c6, d2, d3, d6, and e1-5; with leaves d1, d4, and d5 supplied from the 1810 Haslewood-funded facsimile printed by Harding & Wright in 1810 and inserted for textual continuity; bound in full 19th century speckled calf, decorated in gilt with gilt ownership stamp depicting an arm holding a trident and the initials G.T., a member of the Turbutt family of Ogston Hall, Debyshire (possibly Gladwyn Turbutt), with pencil note inside front board, "purchased from Co. Turbutt"; ex libris book collector and onetime assistant librarian of the Bodleian Library, Reverend Philip Bliss (1787-1857), with a neat inscription in his hand dated 1812 on ffep explaining that the original de Worde leaves were presented to him by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), and that the facsimile leaves were given him by the bookseller Robert Triphook (1782-1868); from the Ashburnham Library; housed in a custom cloth box with morocco spine; e3 recto rubbed with a small hole made in an attempt to expunge a reference to "holy fader the pope"; 9 3/4 x 7 in.

STC 3309; Duff 57; Goff B-1031; ESTC S106583.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.