• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 265

    PLUTARCH (46-120). The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romanes, London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929-30. 5 volumes, 2° (304 x 198mm). Titles with vignettes, 56 plates by T. L. Poulton. Original cloth, spines with paper labels, also pasted on pastedown (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Peabody Bookshop, Baltimore (bookplate). NO. 308 OF 1050 COPIES.

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    PLUTARCH (46-120). The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romanes, London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929-30. 5 volumes, 2° (304 x 198mm). Titles with vignettes, 56 plates by T. L. Poulton. Original cloth, spines with paper labels, also pasted on pastedown (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Peabody Bookshop, Baltimore (bookplate). NO. 308 OF 1050 COPIES.

    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Faust. Eine Tragoedie, Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1906. 2° (231 x 165 mm). Printed in red and black (minor browning). Contemporary red morocco by Stikeman, sides with wide gilt borders, panelled spine, marbled slipcase, elaborately tooled gilt morocco pastedown with floral designs (minor spots on front and back panel, spine lightly rubbed). Provenance: Katherina Mackay (bookplate). Tomkinson, 10; and William Painter's The Palace of Pleasure (London, 1929), 4 vols., limited to 500 copies. (10)


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