• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 187

    COOKE, Alexander (1564-1632). Pope Joane: A Dialogue betweene a Protestant and a Papist. London: [by R. Field] for E. Blunt and W. Barret, 1610. 4° (179 x 139mm). Woodcut device on title, 3 woodcut headpieces and 3 initials (small burn-hole touching 2 letters on H4, causing a small burn-stain on H3 and I1, light marginal dustsoling, title and verso of last leaf browned). Contemporary calf (rebacked with old spine relaid, a little rubbed, corner of upper cover creased). STC 5659.

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    COOKE, Alexander (1564-1632). Pope Joane: A Dialogue betweene a Protestant and a Papist. London: [by R. Field] for E. Blunt and W. Barret, 1610. 4° (179 x 139mm). Woodcut device on title, 3 woodcut headpieces and 3 initials (small burn-hole touching 2 letters on H4, causing a small burn-stain on H3 and I1, light marginal dustsoling, title and verso of last leaf browned). Contemporary calf (rebacked with old spine relaid, a little rubbed, corner of upper cover creased). STC 5659.

    RARE FIRST EDITION of this curious tract about the legendary Joan, the only woman believed to have been Pope around 850.


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