30 April 2008
EVELYN, John (1620-1706). Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, edited by Alexander Hunter. York: A. Ward for J. Dodsley [and others], 1776 [Bound with:] Terra: a Philosophical Discourse of Earth, edited by A. Hunter. York: A. Ward for J. Dodsley [and others], 1786.
2 works in one volume, 4° (290 x 229mm). The Silva with engraved portrait by Bartolozzi and 40 plates, one folding, by J. Miller, folding printed explanation of the plates, signed receipt by Hunter bound in at beginning; the Terra with one engraved plate printed in sepia and folding printed table of sands and clays. (A little browning, spotting and offsetting.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, corners repaired but still worn, otherwise rubbed).
First Hunter edition of the Silva. Keynes Evelyn 47 (calling for 39 plates); Henrey 137 (calls for 40 plates); Nissen BBI 615 (calling for 41 plates though almost all copies have 40). Second Hunter edition of the Terra. Keynes Evelyn 98.
Sold together with the 1679 third edition of Sylva, 4 works in one volume as issued. Keynes Evelyn 42. (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
The Plantin Polyglot bible — offered on 11 July — makes an emotional homecoming to the Antwerp printing press where it was produced some 450 years ago
Marianne Ihlen inspired some of the Canadian poet and musician’s greatest work. A selection of his gifts to her are offered in Valuable Books & Manuscripts on 11 July
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea