Lot 619: Miniature Book. Westminster Abbey, vol. I (of three), by the Author of the Gigantick Histories, 1st edition, printed for Tho. Boreman, Bookseller, near the two giants in Guildhall, London, 1742, woodcut frontispiece and fifteen full-page woodcuts on letterpress, 4pp. advertisements at rear, contemporary ownership name on front pastedown, hinges splitting, original Dutch floral boards, rubbed and with 1cm loss at foot of spine, 61 x 48mm (2.5 x 2ins) Osborne, p.800. Not in Gumuchian. A scarce miniature work for children which rarely appears with its companion volumes. Includes a charming 19pp. list of child subscribers, identified as 'Master' or 'Miss'. (1)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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