May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 115

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Certaine Select Prayers Gathered out of S. Augustines Meditations [...] Also his Manuell.

London: John Daye, 1577.

Octavo, two title pages and every page printed within woodcut compartment or type ornament frames throughout; many woodcuts in the memento mori tradition, depicting skulls and skeletons, compartments in the illustrations filled by the printer with a variety of messages, such as: "Remember death," "As grasse I passe," "We perishe all," "As we be, so shal ye," and so on; bound in contemporary English gilt-tooled calfskin, featuring a large central tool surrounded by a field of textured dots and four large corner-pieces on both boards, gilt ruling; edges gauffered in a knot motif; very neatly rebacked, lacking ties, new endleaves; ex libris W.R. Jeudwine, with bookplates, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

STC 926; ESTC S100360.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.