May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Camõens, Luis de (1524?-1580) trans. Thomas Fanshawe.
The Lusiad, or, Portugals Historicall Poem.

London: Printed [by Thomas Newcombe] for Humphrey Moseley, 1655.

First edition in English, small folio, illustrated with engraved frontispiece bust portrait of the laurel crowned poet winking (portrait leaf inlaid), with additional folding engravings of Prince Henry of Portugal (opposite B1), and Vasco da Gama between G3 & G4, each with edge repairs; bound in full late 19th century tan calf by Kaufman, joints rubbed, boards marked; ex libris British newspaper owner and collector of illuminated manuscripts Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928) with his bookplate inside front board annotated, "Bought at Lisbon, 1886"; 10 3/4 x 7 in.

Wing C-397; ESTC R18836; Pforzheimer 362; Wither to Prior 349; uncommon at auction.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.