Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 422
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CROP CIRCLES.) The Mowing Devil; or, Strange News out of Hartford-shire. Mounted woodcut title vignette showing the mowing devil at work. [2], 5 pages. 4to, 210x167 mm, later wrappers, soiled, with owner's inscription on front cover, bottom of spine chipped; light marginal soiling, small hole in blank portion of title, marginal note in ink on last page. Np, 'Licensed, August 25th. 1678.' [i. e., 19th century]

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Type facsimile of a late 17th-century account of the mysterious flattening into circles of the oat crop at a farm in Hertfordshire. Cf. Wing M2296.