Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Letters to Severall Persons of Honour.

London: Printed by J. Flesher, 1654.

First edition, second issue (contents are the sheets from the 1651 edition accompanied by a newly printed title) with engraved frontispiece of the author bound opposite the title page; bound in full older speckled boards, rebacked; ex libris James Maidment with bookplate, signed by London collector and engraver Joseph Philip Donne (1844-1919) on ffep, with his bookplate from 1884 inside front board; some staining to first few signatures, portion of blank margin torn away from the foot of page 159/160, final blank present; 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.

Keynes 56; Wing D-1865; ESTC R12703.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.