Lot 794
  • 794

Taylor, John

2,500 - 3,500 USD
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  • Nonsence upon Sence: or Sence upon Nonsence, Choose You Whether, Either or Neither ... the Third Edition, with Addition, upon Condition, that (by Tradition) the Reader May Laugh, if Hee List. In Longitude, Latitude, Crassitude, Magnitude, and Amplitude, Lengthened, Widened, Enlarged, Augmented, Encreased, Made Wider and Sider, by the Addition of Letters, Syllables, Words, Lines, and Farfetch'd Sentences ... Written by John Taylor at the Sign of the Poor Poet's Head in Phoenix Alley, Near the Middle of Long Acre, or Covent Garden. [?London: S.N., ?1651]
  • ink, paper, leather
8vo (6 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.; 159 x 98 mm). Printer's ornaments on B1v; some soiling, the first word of title shaved, pagination cropped on eight leaves, a few others shaved. Full polished biscuit calf by Riviere paneled gilt, gilt supralibros of Miller family on both covers, spine lettered gilt  with Miller monogram, marbled endpapers, edges gilt; joints lightly rubbed.  


S.R. Christie-Miller, Britwell Court Library (Miller supralibros; sale, Sotheby's, 4 April 1924, lot 749) — Lord Fairfax of Cameron (armorial bookplate on front pastedown). acquisition: Charles W. Traylen, 1962


Wing T491 (identifying format as 4to, possibly not referring to this edition); ESTC R2497 

Catalogue Note

The third, augmented edition. Rare, ESTC records no copy of this edition. Wing lists only one edition owned by three institutions.