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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 38

    [ASSER, Joannes]. Aelfredi regis res gestae. [London: John Day, 1574]. Title and woodcut portrait of Alfred within a wide historiated border, large woodcut initial D with inset arms on recto of A1, text throughout printed in Anglo-Saxon, with the blank [par]2. STC 863. [Bound with]: WALSINGHAM, Thomas. Historia breuis ... ab Edwardo primo, ad Henricum quintum. London: Henry Bynneman, 1574. Title within a wide woodcut border with portraits of the six kings on the verso, 2 large and fine woodcut initials, one dated 1574, device at end, with the final blank. STC 25004. [And]: WALSINGHAM, Thomas. Ypodigma Neustriae vel Normanniae ... ab irruptione Normannorum vsq; ad annum.6. regni Henrici quinti. London: John Day, 1574. Title within historiated and architectural border with portraits of the 7 dukes on the verso, large woodcut initial M on A1r. STC 25005.

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    [ASSER, Joannes]. Aelfredi regis res gestae. [London: John Day, 1574]. Title and woodcut portrait of Alfred within a wide historiated border, large woodcut initial D with inset arms on recto of A1, text throughout printed in Anglo-Saxon, with the blank [par]2. STC 863. [Bound with]: WALSINGHAM, Thomas. Historia breuis ... ab Edwardo primo, ad Henricum quintum. London: Henry Bynneman, 1574. Title within a wide woodcut border with portraits of the six kings on the verso, 2 large and fine woodcut initials, one dated 1574, device at end, with the final blank. STC 25004. [And]: WALSINGHAM, Thomas. Ypodigma Neustriae vel Normanniae ... ab irruptione Normannorum vsq; ad annum.6. regni Henrici quinti. London: John Day, 1574. Title within historiated and architectural border with portraits of the 7 dukes on the verso, large woodcut initial M on A1r. STC 25005.
    Together 3 works in one volume, 2° (283 x 190mm). (Occasional light marginal thumb-soiling, small wormtrack in final 2 leaves, affecting one or 2 letters). Contemporary calf (rebacked with old spine relaid, lightly rubbed). Provenance: Richard Prime (bookplate) -- a few old marginal manuscript annotations. FIRST EDITIONS.


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