Lot 214: PERKINS, FREDERIC B. Scrope; or, the Lost Library.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: PERKINS, FREDERIC B. Scrope; or, the Lost Library. Printed in double columns. Tall 8vo, original gilt-stamped green cloth, few small stains, rebacked with original spine laid-down; ownership inscription to front free endpaper, LMS bookplate laid-in. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1874
Notes: first edition. Considered the first bibliomystery, encompassing much about antiquarian books and booksellers. Scarce at auction, with no copies traced in two decades. Hubin, p.315.