07-20-2018 07-20-2018
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3117B Boston
July 20, 2018 12:00PMCalender

Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617) Coryats Crudities; Hastily Gobled up in Five Moneths Trauells.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3117B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 20, 2018 12:00PM


Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617) Coryats Crudities; Hastily Gobled up in Five Moneths Trauells. London: by W[illiam] S[tansby], 1611. First edition, lacking the errata leaf, quarto, illustrated with extra engraved title signed by William Hole, full-page woodcut arms of the Prince of Wales between a3 and a4; and the following engravings by Hole: Tomaso Odcombiano meeting Margarita Emiliana opposite page 266; folding plate of the Amphitheater of Verona before page 311; folding plate of the Strasbourg clock after page 452; folding plate engraved portrait of Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (1574-1610) on page 496; text engraving of a dragon on Bbb3 verso; bound in full dark brown morroco by Bedford, lavishly blind-tooled, gilt spine lettering, a.e.g., very minor rubbing, ex libris travel historian and book collector, Boies Penrose II (1902-1976), author of Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, 1420–1620, published by Harvard University Press in 1952, with his bookplate inside the front board; a3 slightly smaller, with repair to gutter, minor professional paper repairs to some text, 8 x 5 7/8 in.

[pi]2, a8 [singlet with Prince's arms bound between a3 and a4], b1, b4, b2-8, c-g8, h-l4, B-C8, D1, D3, D2-8 [eleven leaves signed D: the last leaf of An Oration in Praise of Travell; three leaves of Laurence Whitaker's Elogie; and seven leaves containing the beginning of Coryate's Observations of France], E-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa-Ccc8, Ddd4, [3E]1 (signed Eee3), lacking [3F]1 (errata leaf).
Estimate $12,000-15,000

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Frederick IV, Laurence Whitaker, Margarita Emiliana, William Hole, Boies Penrose II, London, Strasbourg, Verona, France, Wales, Coryat's Crudities, ISO 216, Plate, Stationery