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Blandford, George Spencer, Marquis of (1766-1840) White Knights Library

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
224
Sold for:
$570$475

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Blandford, George Spencer, Marquis of (1766-1840) White Knights Library. London, 1819.
Octavo, first edition, two parts in one volume, ruled in red throughout, with buyers' names and prices realized, changes made during the sale also noted, and an added manuscript index of high spots; bound in contemporary half sheepskin, blind and gilt decorated spine, and paste paper boards.
Spencer had a 1483 Caxton Pylgremage of the Sowle; an incunable Aesop with woodcuts; and an undated Wynkyn de Worde imprint, the first book printed on paper made in England. His book sold in over 4700 lots, distributed over eleven days of sales.
Estimate $1,000-1,200

Keywords

George Spencer, White Knights Library, London, United Kingdom, Aesop, Octavo, Printing

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