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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Taverner, John 
'CERTAINE EXPERIMENTS CONCERNING FISH AND FRUITE'. LONDON: WILLIAM PONSONBY, 1600
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Taverner, John 
'CERTAINE EXPERIMENTS CONCERNING FISH AND FRUITE'. LONDON: WILLIAM PONSONBY, 1600
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Taverner, John 
'CERTAINE EXPERIMENTS CONCERNING FISH AND FRUITE'. LONDON: WILLIAM PONSONBY, 1600
Small 4to (7 3/16 x 5 1/8 in.; 183 x 130mm). Printer's woodcut device on title, woodcut initials, printed mostly in blackletter, A1 and F4 both blank and present; upper corner of B3 renewed, minor and expert repair to wormhole in upper corners of C4 - E4, some foxing, heaviest to the last four leaves. Full scarlet morocco, bound by Riviere, covers with multiple gilt rules and filigree corner pieces, spine with raised bands in three compartments, rules, text, and filigree ornaments all gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. In red quarter morocco and cloth slipcase and folding chemise.   
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Provenance

Henry Cunliffe (bookplate to front pastedown) — Arthur Howard Thompson (bookplate to front pastedown) — Sotheby's New York, 14 October 1968, lot 162 — Sotheby's London, 15 May 1946, lot 458

Literature

Litchfield 1; Gee 102; Heckscher 1895; STC 23708; Westwood & Satchell 205

Catalogue Note

The rare first edition, the Cunliffe copy. Taverner's only publication, based on his experiments in stocking a fish pond. "Good Reader," Taverner begins, "in seeking to shun that monster idleness, and having a desire by all honest means possible, to benefit this my native countrie of England, and finding my abilitie otherwise insufficient to performe the same, I have thought good to set down some experiments that my selfe have had concerning fish and fruite."  

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