May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 92

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Guevara, Antonio de, (d. 1545?)
The Golden Boke of Marcus Aurelius Emperour and Eloquent Oratour.

[London: Thomas Bertelet, 1542.]

Quarto, unauthorized English translation by John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners (d. 1474), title page toned and mounted; bound in full dark green straight-grain morocco with Pickering & Chatto emblem in gilt at foot of spine; aeg, the table is bound at the end, final leaf with large woodcut and final blank present, signature Ss supplied from a shorter copy with top margins very neatly extended to the proper height; colophon leaf also supplied, the margin at the foot extended; leaves are dusty, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

STC 12439; ESTC S122992 listing three copies in American libraries: Folger, Huntington, & Newberry.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.