05-31-2014 05-31-2014
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May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Latham, Simon (c. 1574-1649) Latham's Faulconry, or the Faulcons Lure and Cure

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Latham, Simon (c. 1574-1649) Latham's Faulconry, or the Faulcons Lure and Cure. London: by Hodgkinsonne for Rooks, 1658
Octavo, fourth edition, in two parts, woodcut frontispiece opposite the title, with numerous woodcut text illustrations of birds of prey and the tools and gear used by falconers, several repeats; collated against the Folger copy, which notes that leaf M1 at the end of the first part is missigned, and should be considered (second) A1; this copy lacks the final leaf, L4; bound in the distinctive full limp pigskin binding of Henry Arthur Johnstone, with his blind-tooled full-page leather flyleaf bookplate, dated 1899, the binding with stitched borders, gold-stamped armorial front cover, and spine; small oval ownership stamp of R.H. Inglis (Sir Robert Harry? 1786-1855) on verso of title, t.e.g., binding somewhat rubbed, in a custom slipcase, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

a-b8, A-L8; A8, )(4, B-K8, L3. (According to the Folger, second A1 is missigned M), lacking final leaf L4.

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Henry Arthur Johnstone, London, Robert Harry, L3