• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    ROWLANDS [alias VERSTEGAN], Richard. The Post for diuers partes of the world: to trauaile from one notable Citie unto an other, with a description of the antiquitie of diuers famous Cities in Europe. London: Thomas East, 1576.

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    ROWLANDS [alias VERSTEGAN], Richard. The Post for diuers partes of the world: to trauaile from one notable Citie unto an other, with a description of the antiquitie of diuers famous Cities in Europe. London: Thomas East, 1576.

    8o (140 x 93 mm). Italic, gothic and roman types. Title within typographic ornamental border, woodcut initials. (Lacks second part [8 leaves], clean tear to fol. F1.) 19th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, spine in black morocco gilt-lettered. Provenance: Ashburnham, Bertram, Fourth earl of (1797-1878, small wax seal on front paste-down); Sir Thomas Phillipps (note on front paste-down and binding); William P. Davisson (his sale, Christie's New York, 19 April 1999, lot 308).

    FIRST EDITION. The author states in his preface that the work is an expanded translation from the German, and that his text was also published in French and Italian. STC 21360.


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