Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Sammelband of Seven Rare English Erotic and Controversial Works, c. 1638-1691.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
360
Sold for:
$15,990$13,000

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

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

Description:

Sammelband of Seven Rare English Erotic and Controversial Works, c. 1638-1691.
All works octavo or 12mo, including: A Shorte Treatise against Stage-Playes, [No place: no printer,] 1638, not in ESTC, 36 pages, side notes trimmed;
The Curtezan unmasked: or the Whoredomes of Jezebel Painted to the Life, London: for Henry Marsh, 1664, first and only edition in ESTC, two copies worldwide, 35 pages;
The Whores Dialogue Briefly Discovering the Cheats, Abuses, and Trappaning Trades which they drive; their ways to entice young Cullies; their picking Gentlemens Pockets, their alluring looks and fawning Carriage to draw in Customers; with the common dangers they lie under by the rude Rout, and destructions they come to at last. As Also A Briefe Character of a Lady of Pleasure, London: by P.L. for T. Passenger, 1668, nothing by this title listed in ESTC, two other works printed by Passenger in 1668 appear, no sign of any work titled thus, 12 pages;
The Comforts of Whoreing, and the Vanity of Chastity. With a Poem in Praise of the Pox, London: Printed in the year, 1691; no record for this edition of this title in ESTC, a 1694 edition is recorded in one copy at the British Library; the present title also contains a frontispiece, 47 pages;
A Protestant's Resolution: Shewing his Reasons Why He will not be a Papist, London: [imprint trimmed away], 18th c. edition, "fifth edition" on title, 67 pages;
William Benn's (1600-1680) The Judgment of Mr. Francis Bamfield, London: W. Godbid, for Joseph Nevill, 1672, 86 pages;
Charles Morton's (1627-1698) The Gaming-Humor Considered, and Reproved. Or, the Passion-Pleasure, and Exposing Money to Hazard by Play, Lot, or Wager Examined, London: for Tho. Cockerill, 1684, headlines trimmed, title page dirty, 52 pages, the seven titles bound in full speckled calf, c. 1910, by Root & Son, area of darkening to front board, 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $500-700


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.

Keywords

London, Henry Marsh, British Library, William Benn, Francis Bamfield, Joseph Nevill, Charles Morton, Charles S. Dixwell

Departments

Specialists