Lot 589

[BRAITHWAITE, Richard (1588-1673)]. Drunken Barnaby’s Four Journeys to the North of England, 1723, contemporary calf.

Estimate: £70 - £100
Hammer price: £35
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

[BRAITHWAITE, Richard (1588-1673)]. Drunken Barnaby’s Four Journeys to the North of England. In Latin and English Metre. Wittily and merrily (tho’ an Hundred Years ago) compos’d; found among some old musty Books that had lain a long time by in a Corner, and now at last made publick. Together with Bessy Bell … The Third Edition, illustrated with several New Copper Cuts. London: Printed for S. Illidge, 1723. Small 8vo (147 x 90mm). Engraved frontispiece and 5 plates, ornaments, parallel text in Latin and English (printing flaw on C3 and F3 with loss of a few letters, corner torn away from F5 with loss of a few letters on verso, a few marginal repairs, one plate stained, occasional light spotting, staining and browning). Contemporary calf gilt, yellow edges ([?]rebacked some time ago, joints split, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: D. [?]James (old signature on front free endpaper). Cox III, 5; Lowndes 260; Grolier Wither to Prior 79.

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