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Lot 5: Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
  • Brown, Thomas. The Works, 1686
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Description: Brown, Thomas. THE WORKS OF THE LEARNED SIR THOMAS BROWN, KT. DOCTOR OF PHYSICK, LATE OF NORWICH. London: Basset, Chiswell [et al], 1686. Folio, 12.25" x 7.5". In 4 parts with separate title-pages. [20], 316, [26], 102, [8], 52, [6], 103 (i.e. 73), [5] pp., including engraved frontis portrait of Brown by R. White. Period full calf, rebacked in morocco and decorated/lettered in gilt. Rubbing to hinges and spine ends, boards quite worn and scuffed with loss to edges and corners, small gilt stamp of John Crerar to front board. Title with former owner's ink-stamps and early ink signature, bookplates to front pastedown, some faded marginal water-staining near front (upper margin, corner), moderate and consistent age-tone, a few closed tears (one long) and marginal chips (no loss), else Very Good. ******************************** First collected edition. Provenance: Pastedowns with cancelled label from the John Crerar Collection, bookplate of the John Crerar library (cancelled), old label of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, and ink-stamps of Nathan Smith Davis Sr., Jr., and III. [Wing B 5150; ESTC R19807]

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