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Auction: Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction
was auctioned on: 31 May 2014
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Literature, 18th-19th Centuries, Fifteen Volumes.Literature, 18th-19th Centuries, Fifteen Volumes.

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,200
Price realised:  US$677
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Literature, 18th-19th Centuries, Fifteen Volumes. Fanny Burney's (1752-1840) Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress, London: for Payne and Cadell, 1782, first edition, five 12mo volumes, in contemporary marbled calfskin, spines nicely tooled, red and green spine labels, one label chipped, front boards detached on three of the five volumes, not collated, 6 3/4 x 4 in. Priscilla Wakefield's (1751-1832) An Introduction to Botany, Dublin: Burnside, 1796, 12mo, Dublin edition published the same year as the first London, illustrated with one unnumbered full-paged plate opposite page 37, eleven numbered full-paged plates, and one folding typographical table, plate two bound upside down, contemporary marbled calf, original red label, joints split, bottom edge of front board with rodent damage, some browning and spotting to contents, 6 1/2 x 4 in. Thomas Keightley's (1789–1872) The Fairy Mythology, London: Ainsworth, 1828, first edition, two 12mo volumes, illustrated with twelve full-paged copper-plate etchings and numerous woodcut head and tail pieces by William Henry Brooke, in contemporary boards with an old rebacking, now failing, boards detached, some spotting to text leaves and plates, 6 1/2 x 4 in. Charles Johnstone's (1719?-1800?) Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea, London: for Watson, et al., 1775, four octavo volumes, contemporary bookplate inside three of the five, original sheepskin, boards detached, contents spotted and browned, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. [and] Sir James Justinian Morier's (1780-1849) The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, London: Murray, 1824, in three octavo volumes, full calf, labels missing, bindings dry, scuffed, 6 x 3 3/4 in. (15)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Skinner
Title: Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction
Date of the auction: 31 May 2014
Address: Skinner
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02116 Boston, MA
United States
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