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Auction archive: Lot number 55

Du Bec-Crespin (Jean) The Historie of the Great Emperour Tamerlan, first English edition, 1597.

Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,514 - US$3,771
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 55

Du Bec-Crespin (Jean) The Historie of the Great Emperour Tamerlan, first English edition, 1597.

Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,514 - US$3,771
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Du Bec-Crespin (Jean) The Historie of the Great Emperour Tamerlan. Wherein are expressed, Encounters, Skirmishes, Battels, Sieges, Skalings, Taking of Cities and Strong Places . . . with Diuerse Stratagems of Warre . . . translated . . . by H.M., first English edition, woodcut device to title, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, lacking final blank, light marginal damp-staining to first 2 gatherings including title, final gathering foxed at head, a few leaves a little browned, trimmed a little close at head, occasional marginal marking or finger-soiling, neat ownership inscription to title in pencil, bookplate to pastedown, 17th century calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked, corners bumped, rubbed, [STC 7263], small 4to, [by R. Field] for Willam Ponsonby, 1597. ⁂ Rare, we can trace only 2 copies including this one at auction in the last 70 years. The translation is sometimes credited to Humphrey Mildmay. Provenance: James Sotheby (1682-1742, pencil note 'J.S. Sept 23rd, 1731' to title); C.W.H. Sotheby (bookplate to pastedown).

Auction archive: Lot number 55
Auction:
Datum:
10 Jul 2019
Auction house:
Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
Beschreibung:

Du Bec-Crespin (Jean) The Historie of the Great Emperour Tamerlan. Wherein are expressed, Encounters, Skirmishes, Battels, Sieges, Skalings, Taking of Cities and Strong Places . . . with Diuerse Stratagems of Warre . . . translated . . . by H.M., first English edition, woodcut device to title, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, lacking final blank, light marginal damp-staining to first 2 gatherings including title, final gathering foxed at head, a few leaves a little browned, trimmed a little close at head, occasional marginal marking or finger-soiling, neat ownership inscription to title in pencil, bookplate to pastedown, 17th century calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked, corners bumped, rubbed, [STC 7263], small 4to, [by R. Field] for Willam Ponsonby, 1597. ⁂ Rare, we can trace only 2 copies including this one at auction in the last 70 years. The translation is sometimes credited to Humphrey Mildmay. Provenance: James Sotheby (1682-1742, pencil note 'J.S. Sept 23rd, 1731' to title); C.W.H. Sotheby (bookplate to pastedown).

Auction archive: Lot number 55
Auction:
Datum:
10 Jul 2019
Auction house:
Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
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