Lot 17

CRESSWELL, Thomas (1712-88). A Narrative of the Affair, London, [1747] [Bound with:] Miss Scrope's Answer, London, 1749, SIGNED and numbered by the author at the end. 2 works bound in one vol., 8vo, contemporary boards (later spine). FIRST EDITIONS.

Estimate: £70 - £100
Hammer price: £130
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CRESSWELL, Thomas Estcourt (1712-88).  A Narrative of the Affair between Mr. Cresswell, and Miss Sc--e, Addressed to G----v----e Sc------e, Esq. By which may be discover'd the Falsities, Misrepresentations, &c., in a Letter in the General Evening-Post, October 31; signed Lancelot Lee. London: "Printed for Charles Green ... And Sold at the Pamphlet Shops," [n.d. but preface dated 1747]. 78-pages (some old stitching holes at gutter, not affecting text). [Bound with:]  Miss Scrope's Answer to Mr. Cresswell's Narrative. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1749 [but dated 1748 at the end]. 232-pages, the final page SIGNED and numbered "Eliz: Scrope, No. 466". 2 works bound in one volume, 8vo (196 x 125mm). (Some mostly light browning, a few darker spots including to the head of the first title, a few leaves creased.) Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (later spine lettered in gilt, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (old armorial bookplate). Both works FIRST EDITIONS.

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