12 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 5,250
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
LONDON 1646 -- The True Mannor and Forme of the Proceeding of the Funerall of the Right Honourable Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe. London: Henry Seale, 1646.
4o (172 x 138 mm). Engraved portrait by W. MARSHALL, folding woodcuts, and full-page woodcut at end. (Some pages numbers and catchwords shaved.) 19th-century blue morocco, edges gilt, by C. Lewis. Provenance: William Beckford (1883 London sale, lot 966).
ROBERT DEVEREUX, 3rd Earl of Essex, died on 14 Deptember 1646 and was buried "in great state at the public expense" (DNB). The folding plate shows the funeral procession and the final cut shows the lying in state. Wing G-5.
[Bound at end:] C.G. An Elegie upon the most lamented death of the Right Honourable and truly valiant, Robert Earle of Essex. Two leaves. Wing G-3.
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