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Auction: Auction 28.11.1997
was auctioned on: 28 November 1997
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HUNT, James Henry Leigh. A Legend of Florence , London: Edward Moxon, 1840, 8°, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY TO THE AUTHOR'S SISTER-IN-LAW, ELISABETH KENT, front endpaper inscribed "Lieto alla lieta. To Betsy Kent from her affectionate friend, th...

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Estimate: £300 - £500
ca. US$506 - US$844
Price realised:  £518
ca. US$874
Lot number 242, Views: 17

HUNT, James Henry Leigh. A Legend of Florence , London: Edward Moxon, 1840, 8°, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY TO THE AUTHOR'S SISTER-IN-LAW, ELISABETH KENT, front endpaper inscribed "Lieto alla lieta. To Betsy Kent from her affectionate friend, the author," original cloth (spine damaged); The Town; Its Memorable Characters and Events , London: Smith, Elder, 1848, 2 volumes, 8°, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispieces, 45 illustrations (occasional spotting), original cloth (rather soiled, corners bumped, front joints weak), bookplates of A. Edward Newton; The Palfrey; A Love-Story of Old Times , London: How and Parsons, 1842, 8°, FIRST EDITION, illustrations, original wrappers (rebacked, stained, front inner hinges split), bookplate of Robert Hoe, in a cloth folder. With 12 other works by Hunt in 18 volumes, most cloth-bound first editions, including The Autobiography (3 vols., London, 1850) and The Correpondence (2 vols., London, 1862), the binding of the former rather worn. (22)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 28.11.1997
Date of the auction: 28 Nov 1997
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington