Wentworth: early English printing by William Caxton and Wynkyn de Worde including the Rockingham Chaucer; the property of the trustees of Olive, Countess Fitzwilliam’s Chattels settlement and of other family trusts [other title:] English incunabula from the Wentworth library (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 8 July 1998)
London, Christie, Manson & Woods, 1998
(27 cm), 62 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 8 lots. Price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - “Eight lots only, but all of the earliest English books, and from a collection that had been lost to public view for a long time - it all made for excitement” (saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1998, pp.387-388). Caxton’s finest book, the “Canterbury Tales” (lot 2), was purchased for £4,621,500 by Sir Paul Getty. ¶ Annotated, partly priced.