[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 784] Proverbs and sayings : Early continental books : Early English books.
London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1958
(24 cm), 52 pp. 425 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains books from the library of William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-1878), obtained at auction sales conducted by Christie’s 20-23 May and 19 November 1958. The Landau copy of the 1466 Strassburg Bible in German is offered on the upper wrapper (£5000); a heraldic manuscript, written and illuminated in 1592 by Morgan Coleman for Sir Francis Bacon (£800), and a copy of Wynkyn de Worde’s Scala Perfectionis 1494 bearing the presentation inscription of Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond (£8500), are advertised on the lower wrapper. ¶ Paper browned.