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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    The Bible in Miniature or a Concise History of the Old and New Testament. London: for E. Newbery, 1780. (40 x 28mm). Engraved titles and 14 plates (occasional very light spotting) but A GOOD COPY in contemporary calf, compartments of flat spine panelled in gilt (lightly rubbed). Provenance: William Gover 15 April 1794 and January 19 1830 (inscriptions on an endpaper). Spielmann 17 (calls for engraved titles and 12 plates only).

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    The Bible in Miniature or a Concise History of the Old and New Testament. London: for E. Newbery, 1780. (40 x 28mm). Engraved titles and 14 plates (occasional very light spotting) but A GOOD COPY in contemporary calf, compartments of flat spine panelled in gilt (lightly rubbed). Provenance: William Gover 15 April 1794 and January 19 1830 (inscriptions on an endpaper). Spielmann 17 (calls for engraved titles and 12 plates only).

    HALL, John (1627-1656). Horae vacivae or Essays. Some Occasaionall Considerations. London, E.G. for J. Rothwell, 1646. 12° (119 x 65mm). Engraved portrait by Marshall, with the final errata leaf (portrait inlaid, a few light spots and stains). Early 19th-century blue straight-grained morocco, gilt supra-libros on sides of the Society of Writers to the Signet, gilt edges (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Wing H349; Grolier 417.

    ALCIATI, Andrea (1492-1550). Emblemata, edited by Claude Minoe. Antwerp: B. Moretus, 1648. 16° (114 x 77mm). Woodcut device on title and penultimate page and 211 emblematic illustrations in the text. Modern calf, gilt edges. This edition not mentioned by Praz.

    And 2 miniature books.


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