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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Sale #432 - Fine and Rare Books
Including the Silver-Masters Fourth Folio Shakespeare (see below) and The Leif Laudamus Collection of Juvenile Science Books
Highlights include: Tom Telescope. The Newtonian System of Philosophy. 1761. $2,000/3,000 * Acosta. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies. 1604. $3,000/5,000 * INCUNABLE by Antonius de Bitonto. Sermones dominicales per totu[m] annu[m]. 1496. $1,500/2,500 * The Supplication of Doctour Barnes unto the moost gracyous kynge Henrye the Eyght. 1550 [?]. $1,000/1,500 * New Testament. Manuscript fragment, comprising verses 10:37-11:16 of the Gospel of Matthew. 12th century. $2,000/3,000 * Camden. Britannia. 1695. $1,500/2,500 * Kirchner. Latium. Id Est, Nova & Parallela Latii tum Veteris tum Novi Descriptio. 1671. $3,000/4,000 * Libron. Le Corset. 1933. ONE OF 25 COPIES. $1,000/1,500 * Livy. Historici Clarissimi. 1530. $1,500/2,500 * Mather. A Narrative of the Miseries of New England. 1689. $2,000/3,000 * Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. PENNYROYAL PRESS. ONE OF 50 COPIES. $3,000/5,000; and much more.
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The Silver-Masters Fourth Folio Shakespeare
Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, never before Printed in Folio: Viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London Prodigal. The History of Thomas Lord Cromwel. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The Puritan Widow. A Yorkshire Tragedy. The Tragedy of Locrine. The Fourth Edition. Engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout printed on the initial leaf with Ben Jonson's verses addressed To The Reader printed below, ornamental woodcut initials. Collation: 2, A4; A-Y6; Z4; Bb-Zz6; *Aaa-*Ddd6; *Eee8; Aaa-Zzz6; Aaaa-Bbbb6; Cccc2. 458 leaves. Folio, gilt-decorated brown morocco binding by the Club Bindery; a finely bound, sound, fresh copy.
An exquisite copy in a beautiful full leather binding done at the Club Bindery. One of the most important works in English literature and very rare. This is one of the few 17th-century folio printings still available to private collectors.
There will be a special extra preview of this item on Sunday, September 21 from 12-5pm at the Hotel Northampton.