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Auction: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photography
was auctioned on: 31 January 2019
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Estimate: n. a.
Price realised:  £2,500
ca. US$3,283
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(Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photography, 31st January 2019) LITHGOW, WILLIAM THE TOTALL DISCOURSE of the rare adventure and painefull peregrinations of long nineteene yeares travailes from Scotland, to the most famous Kingdomes, in Europe, Asia, and Africa. London: I. Okes, 1640. 4to., woodcut frontispiece and 8 woodcut illustrations in the text, later half calf, marbled boards, frontispiece and title page rebacked, paper discoloured throughout, margins trimmed with occasional loss of letters to the shoulder notes, tear to the outer margin of p. 287 slightly affecting the woodcut, a couple of small holes and early repair to tear at inner margin of woodcut on p. 471, with the book plates of John and Michael Bury and the small library stamp of Prince Constantin Karadja on the title page and on one of the front free endpapersNote: ESTC S108592. A revised and enlarged edition, with a new dedication and prologue. Pagination as in ESTC i.e. pages jump from pp. 444 to 447 with continuous text but with the catchword on p. 444 not matching the first word on p. 447. Prince Constantin Karadja (1889 -1950) was a Romanian diplomat, barrister-at-law, bibliographer, bibliophile and honorary member (1946) of the Romanian Academy. He founded one of the most important collections of old and rare books in South-East Europe, which nowadays can be found partially in the National Library and the Romanian Academy in Bucharest. Constantin Karadja received from the Yad Vashem institute in Jerusalem posthumously the title "Righteous Among the Nations" in recognition of his diplomatic efforts whereby he saved over 51,000 persons from deportation and extermination.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Lyon & Turnbull
Title: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photography
Date of the auction: 31 Jan 2019
Address: Lyon & Turnbull
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EH1 3RR Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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