06-01-2013 06-01-2013
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June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender
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Josephus, Flavius The Famous and Memorable Workes

$738$600
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

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.


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Keywords

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