22 - 23 March 2005
FIELD, John -- Bibliotheca Historionica. A Catalogue of the Theatrical and Miscellaneous Library of Mr. John Field in which are contained several interesting specimens of the Early Drama. London: Sotheby's, 22 January 1827.
8o (210 x 140 mm). Modern calf-backed boards. Provenance: contemporary manuscript note: "Lots Purchased in the name of Webster were bought for James Winstone, Esq."
PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand. The Shakespearean section included the first editions of Midsommer Night's Dream and The Merchant of Venice, 1600, and the first four Shakespeare Folios (the first with a facsimile title); there was also a presentation copy of Ben Jonson's Sejanus.
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