London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
LYLIE, John. Euphues. The Anatomie of Wit, London: John Haviland, 1636 [bound with:] Euphues and His England, London: John Haviland, 1630. 2 volumes in one, 8°, titles with engraved vignettes, engraved headpieces and initials (old repairs and ink inscriptions to A2 and last page, small hole to S7 in vol. II, occasional spotting, titles possibly washed), later brown calf, covers with gilt-stamped coat-of-arms, spine gilt decorated and lettered (joints and edges lightly rubbed).
The Agreeable Companion; or, an Universal Medley of Wit and Good-Humour ..., London: for W. Bickerton, 1745. 8°, later engraved plate stuck down on verso of endpaper, title printed in red and black (one or two light spots), later brown calf, spine with 2 lettering pieces and stamped in blind (lightly rubbed).
With The Encyclopedia of Wit (London, n.d.). The lot sold not subject to return.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July