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250
Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE WORKS... THE FIFTH EDITION, DILIGENTLY CORRECTED... BY WILLIAM LEYBOURN. LONDON: A.C. FOR FRANCIS EGLESFIELD 1673
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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250
Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE WORKS... THE FIFTH EDITION, DILIGENTLY CORRECTED... BY WILLIAM LEYBOURN. LONDON: A.C. FOR FRANCIS EGLESFIELD 1673
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE WORKS... THE FIFTH EDITION, DILIGENTLY CORRECTED... BY WILLIAM LEYBOURN. LONDON: A.C. FOR FRANCIS EGLESFIELD 1673
4to (198 x 154mm.), half-title, engraved additional title and 3 folding plates (one, at p.64, being a volvelle), woodcut diagrams and illustrations, 5Y1-2 bound between 2S1 and 2 (as in 1680 edition in this sale), contemporary panelled calf, modern folding cloth box, first gathering somewhat discoloured and soiled, one plate repaired, binding somewhat rubbed, upper joint split, new label to spine
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Provenance

Bridgewater Library, nineteenth-century bookplate (see footnote); Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label, sale in these rooms 11 November 1974, lot 502; bought from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Los Angeles, CA, 1980, Catalogue 250, item 130, $785

Literature

Tomash & Williams G104; ESTC R14615; Wing G2241

Catalogue Note

All editions of Gunter's The description of the use of the sector (first edition 1623) and The works are dedicated to his patron, John, Earl of Bridgewater. Both the author and dedicatee had died (in 1626 and 1649 respectively) by the time of the publication of this edition, but it is an interesting association copy with the bookplate of the Bridgewater Library. It is presumably the copy sold in these rooms, 19 March 1951, lot 150.

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