Lot 130
  • 130

COCKER, COCKERS ARITHMETIC, LONDON, 1678, NINETEENTH-CENTURY CALF

Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Description

  • Cockers arithmetick. London: T. Passinger and T. Lacy and sold by C. Passinger, 1678
FIRST EDITION? (see footnote), 12mo (145 x 75mm.), engraved frontispiece, advertisement leaf at end, nineteenth-century calf gilt, gilt edges, minor repair to title, possibly lacking one preliminary leaf (blank?), top margin of portrait restored, rebacked retaining original spine

Provenance

Aldenham House, Herts, bookplate (Gibbs family, Barons Aldenham), sale in these rooms 22 March 1937, lot 113 (described as "from the Flaxley Abbey Library"); bought from Zeitlin and ver Brugge, Los Angeles, CA, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams C106; ESTC R8482; Wing C4819; cf. Hoock & Jeannin II/C27.10-11 (other issues)

Catalogue Note

This copy is described by Tomash & Williams as the second edition, or second issue of the first edition, presumably due to the listing of a copy in Wing (C4818a) dated 1677. However this other copy was described as "not found" and there is no trace of it in ESTC, and it is possibly a ghost entry. There is another issue of this work dated 1678 which has on its title "second impression" (ESTC R174006). When originally sold in 1937 this copy was described as being the first edition. This extraordinarily popular work went through at least one hundred editions.
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