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Decorative Bindings, Sets, English Literature, Sixteen Volumes.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
192
Sold for:
$369$300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Decorative Bindings, Sets, English Literature, Sixteen Volumes.
Including: Alexander Nisbet's An Essay on the Ancient and Modern Use of Armories, Edinburgh: Mack-Euen, 1718, quarto, illustrated with armorial engravings, in contemporary calf; Junius Stat Nominis Umbra, London: by Bensley for Vernor & Hood, 1797, two octavo volumes, Junius may be a pseudonym for Sir Phillip Francis, illustrated with nine plates, ESTC locates one copy, in full straight-grain dark blue morocco, a.e.g., joints weak, some boards detached; Cicero's Letters, London: Dodsley, 1772, with remarks by William Melmoth, three octavo volumes, second edition, in contemporary gold-tooled calf with fancy spine labels; [and] Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, Containing a Series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain, London: for Clarke, et al., 1807, in ten 12mo volumes, illustrated, bound in uniform half green sheepskin and marbled paper boards, good. (16)
Estimate $600-800


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London, Alexander Nisbet, Phillip Francis, William Melmoth, United Kingdom, Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet

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