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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 341

    PLINY. The Historie of the World. London: Adam Islip, 1634, 2 volumes in one, 2° (323 x 215mm). Historiated woodcut initials, woodcut vignettes to title-pages (first few leaves repaired, damp stain to gathering A of vol. 2, neat ink marginalia sometimes a little shaved, ink markings to first title page). 20th century morocco, paneled in blind, spine with raised bands in 6 compartments, lettered in second compartment, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (spine faded). Provenance: Thomas Hopkins (ink ms. dated July 25 1737 to title page). Second English edition. STC 20030. The lot sold not subject to return.

    Price Realised  

    PLINY. The Historie of the World. London: Adam Islip, 1634, 2 volumes in one, 2° (323 x 215mm). Historiated woodcut initials, woodcut vignettes to title-pages (first few leaves repaired, damp stain to gathering A of vol. 2, neat ink marginalia sometimes a little shaved, ink markings to first title page). 20th century morocco, paneled in blind, spine with raised bands in 6 compartments, lettered in second compartment, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (spine faded). Provenance: Thomas Hopkins (ink ms. dated July 25 1737 to title page). Second English edition. STC 20030. The lot sold not subject to return.


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