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Lot 208: Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]
  • Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]
  • Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]
  • Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]
  • Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]
  • Gay's Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking [Large Paper]
   
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Description: Gay, John. TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON. London: Bernard Lintott, [1716]. 8vo (8.25" x 5".) [4], 80, [12] pp. Title vignette and three engraved headpieces in addition to other ornamentation including woodcut jester at beginning of Index. Finely bound in full calf by Riviere & Son. Spine with title label in gilt, compartments paneled and decorated in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Some very light rubbing to front hinge, former owner's bookplates to front pastedown, title with very light toning and Advertisement leaf with discrete repair of marginal tear, overall the contents are very clean and bright. An excellent example. ************************************ First edition of this town Georgic by Gay, large paper copy with engraved headpiece to Book I depicting a London street scene. C3 signed. Lintot printed 2000 ordinary copies and only 250 copies on fine paper. A second London edition and two Dublin editions appeared in the same year. [Rothschild 914; Foxon G82; Ashley II, 135; Sterling 377]

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