London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
DONNE, John (1573-1631). LXXX Sermons. London: For R. Royston and R. Marriot, 1640. 2° (340 x 215mm). Woodcut device on title (lacks engraved portrait and initial and final blank). Contemporary sprinkled calf (short splits in hinges). Provenance: 'For my deare doughter [sic] mrs Elizabeth Johnson...this I pray you' (contemporary inscription on upper cover) - A.J.M. Green, 1855 (signature on title) - C.A.H. Green (later 19th-century signature on title). FIRST EDITION of Donne's LXXX Sermons, edited by his son and with his life by Izaak Walton appended. STC 7038; Keynes 29.
FONSECA, Christoval de (1550-1621). Deuout Contemplations expressed in Two and Fortie Sermons vpon all ye Quadragesimall Gospels, translated by J. Mabbe. London: Adam Islip, 1629. 2° (293 x 181mm). Engraved title, woodcut initials and typographical headpieces (fore-margin of title a little frayed, lacks the final blank, a very little browning and waterstaining). Modern calf-backed blue buckram boards. Provenance: Thomas Gerard (contemporary signature on title and following leaf) - Henry Latham (near contemporary purchase inscription at head of title) - William Gordon, 1858 (signature on dedication leaf). STC 11126.
With John Hales' Golden Remains (London, 1673). (3)
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