Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Early Printed Books.
Five English Examples: 1636-1710.

1) John Lylie's Euphues: The Anatomie of Wit, London: Printed by John Haviland, 1636, quarto, printed in black letter, pages toned, bound in full 19th century tan sheepskin, STC 17067; Pforzheimer 631; ESTC S108988.

2) Francis Bacon's The Essays or Counsels Civil & Moral, London: Printed by T.N. for John Martyn, S. Mearne, and H. Herringman, 1673, octavo; bound in later full speckled calf, modern rebacking, Wing B-287; Gibson 23b; ESTC R15975.

3) Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, London: Printed by J.D. for Awnsham and John Churchill and Francis Hildyard, 1695, octavo, translated into English by Richard Graham, Viscount Preston; bound in later full calf, joints dry and rubbed, Wing B-3433; ESTC R3694.

4) John Suckling's Works, London: Printed for H.H. and sold by R. Bentley, J. Tonson, T. Bennet, & F. Saunders, 1696, octavo, bound in 18th century speckled calf, joints cracked, title page with marginal discoloration; Wing S-6120; ESTC R43559.

5) Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub, London: Printed for John Nutt, 1710, octavo, frontispiece opposite title, illustrated with an additional seven full-page engraved satirical plates; signature torn from top blank margin of title, hole from torn signature on another preliminary leaf affecting a few words; with separate title pages for A Battel Fought between Antient and Modern Books and A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit; pagination and collation continuous; bound in contemporary boards, neatly rebacked; Terink-Scouten 222; ESTC T49835. (5)

Ex libris Christopher Clark Geest (1936-2023)