1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
Pteryplegia: or, The Art of Shooting Flying. A poem. London: Stephen Austen, 1727. 8°, with initial advertisement leaf (advertisement leaf tipped onto front free endpaper, some marginal spotting and soiling, without end advertisements), late 19th-century cloth-backed boards. Second edition. Chute 428; Foxon M99; Schwerdt IV, p. 62.
Pteryplegia ... third edition. London: J. Lever, 1767. 8°, engraved frontispiece by and after W. Sherwin (frontispiece torn at upper margin, verso soiled, corners creased and a little singed, without the final advertisement leaf). Described as the third but actually the fourth London edition, it was the first to include an engraved frontispiece. Chute 430; Schwerdt IV, p. 62.
Together with two other editions of 1735 and 1776, the latter in contemporary grey wrappers (worn), uncut and unrecorded in ESTC. (4)
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