Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

Catalogue of incunabula and sixteenth-century printed books; the property of Mr. S. Pottesman, deceased (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 15-16 October 1979)

London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1979
(25 cm), 141 (3) pp., portrait-frontispiece, [6] leaves of plates, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-417. List of estimates loosely inserted. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s green printed wrappers. - Solomon Pottesman (1904-1978) is best-known for his discovery in 1953 in the binding of a book of some sheets from the August 1603 ledger of a stationer (believed to be Christopher Hunt) listing, among other “[inter]ludes and tragedyes”, Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Won” (T. W. Baldwin, Shakspere’s Love’s Labor’s Won: New evidence from the account books of an Elizabethan bookseller, Carbondale, 1957). See the memoirs by Alan G. Thomas, “Solomon Pottesman” in The Book Collector, volume 28 (1979) pp.545-553; O.F. Snelling, Rare books and rarer people: some personal reminiscences (London 1982), pp.103-105. ¶ Unmarked copy.