• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    WOOD, Robert (1717?-1771). An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Homer. London: H. Hughs for T. Payne, 1775. 4° (299 x 238mm), half-title, engraved frontispiece by J. Basire after J.B. Cirpriani, engraved folding map of Troy and 3 plates, one folding, title vignette and tail-piece by F. Bartolozzi. (Some light browning, occasional ink spotting.) Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (upper cover detached). Provenance: J. Cook 1775 (inscription on title; bookplate, with view of Newton Hall, by Bewick). Much enlarged version of the short essay privately published in seven copies in 1769. Lowndes VII, 2985.

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    WOOD, Robert (1717?-1771). An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Homer. London: H. Hughs for T. Payne, 1775. 4° (299 x 238mm), half-title, engraved frontispiece by J. Basire after J.B. Cirpriani, engraved folding map of Troy and 3 plates, one folding, title vignette and tail-piece by F. Bartolozzi. (Some light browning, occasional ink spotting.) Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (upper cover detached). Provenance: J. Cook 1775 (inscription on title; bookplate, with view of Newton Hall, by Bewick). Much enlarged version of the short essay privately published in seven copies in 1769. Lowndes VII, 2985.

    HOLDSWORTH, [Edward] (1684-1746). Remarks and Dissertations on Virgil. London: J. Dodsley, 1768. 4° (255 x 201mm), 4 folding engraved maps by T. Kitchin and 8 plates. (Title a little browned and thumb-soiled.) Contemporary tree calf (spine worn). Provenance: Joseph Cook (Newton Hall bookplate). ONLY RECORDED EDITION. Lowndes III, 1085: "an ingenious and judicious work". (2)


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