05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00AMCalender

Literature, 18th-19th Centuries, Fifteen Volumes.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


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)
Estimate $1,000-1,200

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London, Fanny Burney, Priscilla Wakefield, Thomas Keightley, William Henry Brooke, etchings and numerous woodcut head, Charles Johnstone, Guinea, James Justinian Morier, The Adventures of Hajji Baba