• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 159

    GAY, John (1685-1732). Poems on Several Occasions. London: Jacob Tonson and Bernard Lintot, 1720. 2 vols. in one, 4° (285 x 228mm), title in red and black, etched frontispiece and plate by W. Kent. Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers (worn, lacking front free endpaper). Provenance: Babington (signature on front blank) -- Anne Jackson 1766 (title inscription). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Foxon p. 295. [With:]

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    GAY, John (1685-1732). Poems on Several Occasions. London: Jacob Tonson and Bernard Lintot, 1720. 2 vols. in one, 4° (285 x 228mm), title in red and black, etched frontispiece and plate by W. Kent. Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers (worn, lacking front free endpaper). Provenance: Babington (signature on front blank) -- Anne Jackson 1766 (title inscription). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Foxon p. 295. [With:]

    PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374). Sonnets and Odes translated from the Italian of Petrarch. London: T. Davies, 1777. 8° (190 x 120mm), half-title, parallel English and Italian text. Contemporary calf (rubbed). ONLY RECORDED EDITION. -- LIDDELL, Henry Thomas, Earl of Ravensworth (1797-1878). The Wizard of the North; The Vampire Bride; and other Poems. Edinburgh: W. Blackwood & London: T. Cadell, 1833. 8° (215 x 135mm). (Occasional spotting.) Contemporary gilt-panelled rose calf. Provenance: F. Jackson 1840 (inscription on front blank). ONLY EDITION; and 17 other vols. in verse and prose, two with inserted manuscript leaves commemorating the death of Joseph Cook the Younger in 1825. (20)


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