06-01-2013 06-01-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2658B Boston
June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

Josephus, Flavius The Famous and Memorable Workes

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


Josephus, Flavius The Famous and Memorable Workes. London: at the charges of G. Bishop, S. Waterson, P. Short, and Tho. Adams, 1602.
Folio, first English edition, first word of title is xylographic, printer's woodcut device on colophon, divisional title printed on singlet in signature Ggg; title page stained and mounted with loss, following two preliminaries with lessening degrees of the same large stain, contents generally good, with some slight water stains, an opening with wiped up ink stains, some random tears and incidental damage to text, last few leaves with stains, repair to hole, verso of colophon; bound in later leather boards, later endleaves, front board detached, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Seven copies in U.S. libraries, according to ESTC.
Estimate $300-500

[pi]6, A-V6, Aa-Vv6, Aaa-Vvv6 (with an added unsigned singlet, divisional title page, between Ggg1 and Ggg2), Aaaa-Hhhh6, Iiii-Llll4.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


S. Waterson, London, G. Bishop, woodcut device, United States