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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). The Comic Almanack, for 1839. Whitehead and Co. for Charles Tilt, [1838].

    Price Realised  

    THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). The Comic Almanack, for 1839. Whitehead and Co. for Charles Tilt, [1838].

    12o (170 x 105 mm). With advertisement slip at beginning and 32-page publisher's catalogue at end. 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank, woodcut title vignette and illustrations throughout. Original pictorial wrappers (front cover detached); silk over boards chemise, green crushed morocco gilt solander box. Provenance: Henry Sayre van Duzer (1853-1928) American book collector and Thackeray bibliographer (bookplate and inscription).

    FIRST PUBLICATION OF "STUBB'S CALENDER" from the eminent library of Henry Sayre van Duzer sold by Anderson Art Galleries in February 1922. Van Duzer 33 (recording this copy).

    [Boxed with:]

    THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Comic Almanack, for 1840. Whitehead and Co. for Charles Tilt, [1839]. 12o (170 x 109 mm). With advertisement slip at beginning and 32-page and 8-page publisher's catalogue at end. 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank, and woodcut title vignette and illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. Provenance: Henry Sayre van Duzer (bookplate). FIRST PUBLICATION OF "BARBER COX..." Van Duzer 34 (recording this copy).

    [With:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, et al]. The Queen's Gift Book. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1915]. 4o. 12 tipped-in color plates, numerous illustrations throughout. Original blue cloth. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by their Royal Highnesses King George and Queen Mary: "From George R V & Mary R Christmas 1915." -- [LINCHE(?), Richard] (fl. 1596-1601). Diella: Certaine Sonnets by R.L. Gentleman. No place: Beldornie Press for Edward V. Utterson, 1841. 12o (143 x 112 mm). Woodcut vignette-title, head and tail-pieces. Contemporary brown morocco gilt, tope edges gilt. Provenance: contemporary annotations. LIMITED EDITION, number ten of 16 copies initialed by Utterson. Reprinting the Sonnets first published in 1596 "adjoined to the amorous poeme of Don Diego and Gineura." Annotated throughout in a contemporary hand with reference to that first edition, which was not reprinted in full until 1877. A FINE COPY. -- PRIESTLEY, J.B. English Journey. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1934. 8o. Original blue cloth, gilt; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION. -- YOUNG, Colonel G.F. The Medici. London: John Murray, 1926. 2 volumes, 8o. Contemporary tan niger gilt, all edges gilt by SANGORSKI & SUTLIFFE for J.W. Robrison; boards slipcase. Provenance: Frank J. Hogan (1877-1944) American book collector (bookplates). (7)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HERMAN LODEWIJK BOSBOOM AND TATA BOSBOOM