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Smith, Alexander (active 1714-1726) The Court of Venus, or Cupid restord to Sight; Being a History of Cuckolds and Cuckold-makers, Con

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2764B
Lot:
369
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$1,968$1,600

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

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Smith, Alexander (active 1714-1726) The Court of Venus, or Cupid restor'd to Sight; Being a History of Cuckolds and Cuckold-makers, Containing an Account of the Secret Amours and Intrigues of our British Kings, Noblemen, and others, with the most celebrated Beauties, and famous Jilts, from Henry the Second, to the present Time. Volume I: London: printed and sold by J. Baker in Pater-Noster-Row, and A. Dodd without Temple-Bar, 1716.
Volume II: London: printed for J. Baker in Pater-Noster-Row, R. Burleigh in Amen-Corner, and A. Dodd without Temple-Bar, 1716.
First edition with this title, according to ESTC, a re-issue of The Secret History of the Lives of the Most Celebrated Beauties, 1715; this edition with one worldwide holding, at William Andrews Clark; two 12mo volumes, two ads before and after the title in volume one, bound in uniform speckled calf by Root & Son, gilt spines, a.e.g., very good, 6 x 3 1/2 in. (2)

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $700-900


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London, Court of Venus, Containing, Andrews Clark, William Andrews, Charles S. Dixwell

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