3 March 2004
WALTON, Izaak 1593-1683). The Lives of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert. London: Thomas Newcomb for Richard Marriott, 1670.
8° (180 x 115mm). (Without first blank, a few minor spots, lacking 4 portraits, neat tear in one leaf.) Contemporary calf, marbled edges (rubbed, front board detached). Provenance: Izaak Walton (presentation inscription on title partly washed: 'For Mr Roff 'Iz: Wa:' and with his autograph corrections; a few insertions in another hand) -- J ?Nisson (title signature) -- George Tollet (18th-century signatures) -- John Gribbel of St. Austell Hall (bookplate; sale Park-Bernet, 8 May 1945, lot 501, $40).
PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Walton presented numerous copies of this work to friends and associates; this copy not among those listed in the Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Wing W-671; Pforzheimer 1056.
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 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