London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
BERNARDUS Claravallensis (1091-1153). Opera ... omnia. Basel: Heirs of J. Hervagius, 1566. 2° (385 x 242mm). Woodcut devices on title and last page (lacks the 6th leaf blank and 6 leaves between NN & OO, title repaired at margins with no loss, some waterstaining). Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards (rebacked and extensively repaired). Provenance: Abraham Brown, Christ Church (early 17th-century signature on title) - several marginalia in a late 17th-century English hand - presentation inscription on \Ka\kr 'Ex Dono Josephi Smith ... de Lullington comitu Derbiae martij 20 1709/10'. Adams B710.
HOOKER, Richard (1554?-1600). The Works. London: T. Newcomb for A. Crook, 1666. 2° (340 x 217mm). Engraved portrait by W. Faithorne and additional engraved title (both of these with marginal repairs, some very light browning). Contemporary dark calf, sides ruled in blind (rebacked). Provenance: John Libby, 1877 (presentation inscription from Mrs Pulling) - Repton School (bookplate). Wing H2637.
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