11-12-2017 11-12-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00 AMCalender

Jonson, Ben (1573?-1637) The Workes.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Jonson, Ben (1573?-1637) The Workes. London: Stansby, 1616. Three folio volumes bound in two, the first volume with engraved title supplied from STC 14753; the collation of the text leaves complies with that of STC 14751, engraved portrait present, some defects to some text leaves, including some worming in the gutter, and other incidental stains and faults, bound in later half leather, John Wilson Croker's copy, with bookplates of Frederick William Cosens and Samuel Cabot pasted inside the front board, 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.
[Together with] volumes II and III of Jonson's Workes, London: for Richard Meighen, 1640, general title page mounted, following leaf grimy with a torn corner, later half leather, bookplates of William Horatio Crawford and Samuel Cabot, 11 x 7 1/4 in. (2)
Estimate $1,000-2,000

I: [par]6, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Zzz6, Aaaa-Pppp6, Qqqq4.
II: A6, B-M4, Aa-Hh4, Ii6, N-Y4, A-P4, Q2, R-U4, B-Q4, R2, S-X4, Y2, Z4, Aa-Oo4, Pp2, Qq4, A-K4, L2, M-R4.

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John Wilson Croker, Samuel Cabot, William Horatio Crawford, Frederick William Cosens, London