US Auction #2 - Literature
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Publius VIRGILIUS Maro.
L'Eneide Di Virgilio, Del Commendatore Annibal Caro.
FINE BINDING & TYPOGRAPHY. - MARTIAL. [Marcus Valerius MARTIALIS].
Epigrammaton libri, animadversi, emendati, et commentariolus luculenter explicati. [by Thomas Farnaby]
John TILLOTSON, Archbishop of Canterbury (1630-1694, owner?). - Publius VIRGILIUS
P. Virgilii Maronis Opera; nunc emendatiora [edited by Daniel Heinsius]
first edition, first issue, of Virgil's works edited by Heinsius, beautifully produced by the Elzevirs
Queen ELIZABETH, The Queen Mother (1900 – 2002). - Dame Edith SITWELL (1887-1964).
The Atlantic Book of British and American Poetry.
these were offered in our first sale (lot 34), were unsold, and are here offered for a second time.
PAMPHLETS, belonging to Zoë THOMSON (1835-1913).
“Pamphlets Presented by Their Authors to Zoe Thomson”, a Sammelband
Zoë Thomson, nee Skene, wife of the Archbishop of York, and Rose Tremain's great-grandmother.
[Matthew Gregory LEWIS, Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN, Hannah COWLEY and others]
[A Sammelband of seven plays, one incomplete, first bound up in about 1814]
John Ross DIX (1811 - after 1863, aka John Ross).
The Life of Thomas Chatterton. Including his unpublished poems and correspondence.
no other comparable copies for sale, but there is an unsigned regular size copy for sale at £174.
Abram Trego SHERTZER. M.D. (1844-1915)
Trials and Triumphs. A Novel.
Rare on the market: an autobiographical novel. The author served in the US Navy and then as a doctor in the Franco-Prussian War
Mary Elizabeth Wilson SHERWOOD (1826-1903).
The Sarcasm of Destiny; or, Nina’s experience. A novel.
Inscribed by the author to her husband, this copy was unsold in the 1st sale: it is re-offered here.
TRANS-ATLANTIC Romance. - Sir Charles Augustus MURRAY (1806-1895).
Ex-lot 29 from the 1st sale: a tale of true love tat also acted as an indicator of a true-life love affair
James Fenimore COOPER (1789-1851).
The Last of the Mohicans; a narrative of 1757. By the author of “The Pioneers” … in two volumes … Third Edition.
1st AMERICAN EDITION. - JUNIUS (pseudonym).
The Letters of Junius. Complete in one volume, with a copious index. The first American Edition.
ex-lot 67 in the first sale - a very nice copy worthy of consideration
Sara TEASDALE (1884-1933)
Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale.
Victor HUGO (1802-1885).
[J. M. HEATHCOTE (translator and author), Friedrich von SCHILLER, , and others]
Very rare: this is the second recorded copy of this work. The author is best known for a later work on the East Anglian Fenland and as an early photographer
Marco Girolamo VIDA, Bishop of Alba (1485?-1566)
[1566 Poetry.] Marci Hieronymi Vidae Cremonensis, Albae Episcopi, Opera: Quorum Catalogum Sequens Pagella Continet
Neo -Latin Poetry; Lyon imprint, italic type
e.e. cummings (contributor). - Scofield THAYER (editor).
The Dial. Jan. & Feb. 1920.
"Buffalo Bill's Defunct." e. e. cummings - almost his FIRST APPEARANCE in print & the rebirth of The Dial
Hugh THOMSON, illust. ; Mary Russell MITFORD; William SHAKESPEARE; James Lane ALLEN
(Early dust jacket) 3 titles: A Kentucky Cardinal (1900); Our Village (1910); The Merry Wives of Windsor (1910)
(Early DJ) Three examples of Thomson's celebrated designs.
D. HEINSIUS, J. SCALIGER, et al.
[Latin; Early Bookplate.] Hercules tuam fidem sive Munsterus hypobolimaeus.