Lot 787
  • 787

Taylor, John

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • A Reply as True as Steele, to a Rusty, Rayling, Ridiculous, Lying, Libell; which was Lately Written by an Impudent Unsoder'd Ironmonger and Called by the Name of an Answer to a Foolish Pamplhet Entitled, a Swarme of Sectaries and Schismatiques. [London: S.N.], 1641
  • ink, paper, leather
4to (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.; 191 x 140 mm, untrimmed). Woodcut vignette on title-page, woodcut headpiece, without the stop-press corrections on page 3: penultimate line ("vvas" to "was") and last line ("precisous" to "precious"); subtle repair to top margin of title-page. Nineteenth-century polished calf paneled gilt, the spine in seven compartments lettered gilt, marbled endpapers; rehinged, some crazing to boards.

Provenance

Thomas Jolley (1802–1854; faint signature "Jolley" on title-page); Jolley's library was sold in a series of sales at Sotheby's between 1843 and 1853) — Herschel V. Jones (red morocco label) — John L. Clawson (red morocco label; Anderson, 20–21 May 1926, Part I, lot 847). — acquisition: Bernard Quaritch, 1988

Literature

Wing T506; ESTC R23441

Catalogue Note

First edition, the Jolley–Jones–Clawson copy.  Taylor's vitriolic reply in verse to Henry Walker's pamphlet.
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