11-17-2013 11-17-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2687B Boston
November 17, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

Early Books, Eight.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM


Early Books, Eight.
Small-format French book of psalms, c. 1630, lacking the title page;
Milton's Paradise Lost, illustrated, 1711;
Les Avantures de Telemaque, 1751, two volumes bound as one, illustrated, map;
Emblem book, Spain, 16th century, defective, lacking pages, badly trimmed;
Langley's The Builder's Jewel, 1746, frontispiece, many plates;
Paradise Lost, illustrated with texts of scripture by John Gillies, 1793;
Cicero's De Officiis, Amsterdam, 1691;
[and]The Life of William III, 1703, second edition, frontis, plates, large folding plate torn, front board detached; all books are small format, varying bindings and condition, sold as is, not collated. (8)

Provenance: Estate of Charles Paine Fisher.
Estimate $200-300

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Spain, John Gillies, Amsterdam, William III, Charles Paine Fisher