Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Cornwallis, Sir William (1579-1614)
Essayes Or Rather, Encomions, Prayses of Sadnesse: and of the Emperour Julian the Apostata.

London: Printed by George Purslowe for Richard Hawkins, 1616.

First and only edition, quarto, two decorative woodcuts to title, the Pirie copy, with bookplate; extensive notes on condition and rarity in pencil on ffep written by Brent Gration-Maxfield (1916-1983) in 1975; in his bespoke binding of gilt-tooled green morocco with his notes on the binding; 7 x 4 3/4 in.

STC 5778; Pforzheimer 217; ESTC S105079 locating five copies in U.S. libraries; rare at auction, the present was the last copy offered for sale, in 1977.

Ex libris Christopher Clark Geest (1936-2023)