Lot 16

COWLEY, Abraham (1618-67). The Works, London, 1708-10, 3 vols., 8vo, 33 engraved plates, contemporary calf. Mixed editions. With 14 other works in 32 volumes. (35)

Estimate: £500 - £800
Hammer price: £1,400
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COWLEY, Abraham (1618-67).  The Works ... Consisting of those Which were formerly Printed; And those which He design'd for the Press; Publish'd out of the Author's Original Copies. With the Cutter of Coleman-Street ... [Vols. I-II] The Eleventh Edition [Vol. III] The Eighth Edition. London: Printed for T. Tonson; and Sold by D. Browne (and others), [Vols. I-II] 1710 [Vol. III] 1708. 3 volumes, 8vo (194 x 120mm). Engraved portrait of the author and 32 plates, including one folding (some light staining and browning, a few darker spots). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked preserving old lettering pieces). Provenance: The Rt. Hon. Robert d' Arcy, Earl of Holdernesse (armorial bookplate). With 14 other works in 32 volumes, namely Agabito Pei's Vita e Miracoli dei Glorioso S. Antonio da Padoa (Florence, 1633, 8vo, engraved title and portrait, one full-page woodcut, contemporary decorated vellum, spine gilt, stained and worn), Histoire Veritable de la Duchesse de Chatillon (Cologne, chez Pierre Marteau, 1699, 12mo, contemporary red morocco, inscribed "Jack, from Goonie [i.e. Lady Gwendeline Churchill], 31st May 1910 on the occasion of John George's 1st birthday"), John Norris's The Theory and Regulation of Love. A Moral Essay. With Some Motives to the Study and Practice of regular Love, by way of Consideration. To which are added, Letters Philosophical and Moral between the Author and Dr. Henry More ... The Seventh Edition (London, 1723, 8vo, contemporary calf), Henry Fielding's The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews ... The Fifth Edition (London, 1751, 2 vols., 8vo, engraved plates, contemporary calf), John Vanbrugh's Plays ... In Two Volumes (London, 1759, 2 vols., 8vo, contemporary calf, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden), [Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon's] Le Sopha, Conte Moral. Nouvelle Édition ("A Pekin", chez l'Imprimeur de l'Empereur," [?but Paris], 1762, 2 parts in one vol., small 8vo, 19th-century red calf), Henry Fielding's Amelia (London, 1775, 3 vols., 8vo, later calf preserving old spines), Thomas Warton's Poems. A New Edition, with Additions (London, 1777, large 8vo, contemporary calf, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden), [Mercier de Saint-Léger Barthélemy's] Quinque illustrium poetarum ... Lusus in venerem partim ex codicibus manuscriptis nunc primùm editi (Paris, "Prostat ad pistrinum in vico suavi", 1791, contemporary calf), William Shakespeare's The Plays ... Accurately printed from the Text of the corrected Copy left by the late George Steevens (London, 1805, 10 volumes, large 8vo, engraved plates by Henry Fuseli, contemporary calf elaborately decorated in gilt, rebacked, heavily rubbed and scuffed, old armorial bookplates of Anthony Eden), [James Beresford's] The Miseries of Human Life ([London, c.1806, 2 vols., [including, bound in at the end of the second vol., Peregrine Bingham's The Poems of Memory, A Poem, in Two Books (London, 1811)], 2 folding engraved frontispieces, one hand-coloured, contemporary calf, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden, with later pencil inscriptions in an unidentified hand regarding provenance at the beginning of the first vol. ("These 2 vols. shd. not have AE's bookplate in them - they belonged to Harold Baker who left them to me ...."_)), Oliver Goldsmith's The Citizen of the World: or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher Residing in London, to his Friends in the East (London, 1809, 2 vols., 8vo, engraved plates, contemporary calf gilt, neatly rebacked, armorial bookplate of William Fawcett), John Selden's The Table Talk ... A New edition, corrected (Chiswick, 1818, 12mo, engraved frontispiece, contemporary turquoise calf gilt, highlighted in pencil throughout with some sparse annotation by Anthony Eden) and Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha (London, 1818, 4 volumes, large 8vo, engraved plates by Robert Smirke, contemporary calf, upper board of vol. one detached, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden). The lot sold not subject to return. (35)

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