Sotheby's (London)

Valuable printed books : Including a collection of books on bookbinding; XVIIIth century French books from the collection of Admiral Duff (1777-1858), many in attractive contemporary bindings; incunabula and early printed books, including Higden, Polychronicon, Wynkyn de Worde, 1495; Paleotti, Esplicatione del Lenzuolo, Bologna, 1598; M. Sceve, Saulsaye, Lyons, 1547; Horae, Use of Rome, Paris, c. 1518, printed on vellum; colour plate and illustrated books including Lory, Voyage pittoresque de Genève à Milan, 1811, extra-illustrated with 6 original watercolours; Ottley and Tomkins, Marquess of Stafford’s Collection of pictures, 5 vol. 1818, one of a few copies with the illustrations coloured and mounted; Doyle, Political sketches, 11 vol. 1829-51, one of only four complete coloured copies; G.B. Piranesi, Della magnificenza d’architectura de Romani, Rome, 1761-65; Watteau, Figures, Paris, c. 1735; Piazzetta, Studi de pittura, Venice, 1760; English literature of the XVIIth to the XIXth century, including Burton, Anatomy of melancholy, 1621; Shakespeare, third folio, 1664; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 3 vol., first edition, 1771; a large collection of the works of Charles Dickens; French and German literature from the XVIIth to the XXth century, including works by La Fontaine, Crebillon, Baudelaire, Goethe, Heine, Wieland and Jung-Stilling (catalogue of an auction sale conducted by Sotheby's, London, 16-17 November 1981)

London, Sotheby's, 1981
(24.5 cm), (4) 110 pp., [12] leaves of plates (some in colour). List of estimates loosely inserted. 640 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (lot 64) a copy of the Book of Common Prayer [Wing B3640] (Cambridge 1673), bound together with other works, by Queen’s Binder B; an account of Queens’ Binders A & B, with rubbings of their respective tools, is provided by Howard M. Nixon (pp.53-55). ¶ No Price list.
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