Lot 4: Bartholomew Faire 1641
12th February 2017
(Bartholomew Faire), Bartholomew Faire, or Variety of Fancies, Where you May Find a Faire of Wares, and All to Please Your Mind. With the severall enormityes and misdemeanours, which are there seene and acted., London, Richard Harper, 1641. [ii], 5, [1 blank] pp. Woodcut illustration on title page. Self wrappers. First Edition? The Bartholomew Fair was one of London's pre-eminent summer Charter fairs. A charter for the fair was granted to Rahere by Henry I to fund the Priory of St. Bartholomew; and from 1133 to 1855 it took place each year on 24 August. The earliest edition listed in ESTC. Condition: Paper browned and chipped, name on title page splitting on spine fold; good.
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