Lot 785
  • 785

Taylor, John

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • A Cluster of Coxcombes, of a Cinquepace of Five Sorts of Knaves and Fooles: Namely, the Donatists, Publicans, Disciplinarians, Anabaptists, and Brownists; their Originals, Opinions, Confutations, and (in a Word) their Heads Roundly Jolted Together. [London]: Printed for Richard Webb, 13 July 1642
  • ink, paper, leather
4to (6 3/4 x 5 in.; 172 x 127 mm). Large woodcut vignette on title-page depicting the "five sorts of Knaves and Fooles"; margins closely trimmed, affecting a comma on the title and the edge of the woodcut. Burgundy morocco paneled gilt by Henry Sotheran, smooth spine lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.  

Provenance

Anthony Fair (bookplate) — Dr. Gerald Slater (Christies New York, 12 February 1982, lot 193) — H. Bradley Martin (bookplate;   Sotheby's New York, 1 May 1990, lot 3257). acquisition: E.M. Lawson, 1990

Literature

Wing T441; ESTC R2080

Catalogue Note

First edition, the Slater—Bradley Martin copy.
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