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Lot 188: A Pleasant History of the Life and Death of Will Summers: How he Came First to be Known at Court, and by What Means he got to be King Henry the Eighth's Jester; with the Entertainment that his Cousin Patch, Cardinal Woolsey's Fool, Gave him at his Lord's House; and how the Hogsheads of Gold were known by his Means. London: James Caulfield, 1794. 8vo. 6 engraved plates, 2 with hand-colouring (a few leaves torn and repaired, some spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (upper cover detached, worn and soiled). Provenance: Lord Auckland (armorial bookplate); "G. Higham's book" (old inscription on front pastedown); "[?]11 March 1834, presented by J. C. [?]Mann" (another inscription in a different hand). As the imprint indicates, the work was originally printed by T. Vere and J. Wright in 1676.

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by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • A Pleasant History of the Life and Death of Will Summers: How he Came First to be Known at Court, and by What Means he got to be King Henry the Eighth's Jester; with the Entertainment that his Cousin Patch, Cardinal Woolsey's Fool, Gave him at his Lord's House; and how the Hogsheads of Gold were known by his Means. London: James Caulfield, 1794. 8vo. 6 engraved plates, 2 with hand-colouring (a few leaves torn and repaired, some spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (upper cover detached, worn and soiled). Provenance: Lord Auckland (armorial bookplate);
  • A Pleasant History of the Life and Death of Will Summers: How he Came First to be Known at Court, and by What Means he got to be King Henry the Eighth's Jester; with the Entertainment that his Cousin Patch, Cardinal Woolsey's Fool, Gave him at his Lord's House; and how the Hogsheads of Gold were known by his Means. London: James Caulfield, 1794. 8vo. 6 engraved plates, 2 with hand-colouring (a few leaves torn and repaired, some spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (upper cover detached, worn and soiled). Provenance: Lord Auckland (armorial bookplate);
  • A Pleasant History of the Life and Death of Will Summers: How he Came First to be Known at Court, and by What Means he got to be King Henry the Eighth's Jester; with the Entertainment that his Cousin Patch, Cardinal Woolsey's Fool, Gave him at his Lord's House; and how the Hogsheads of Gold were known by his Means. London: James Caulfield, 1794. 8vo. 6 engraved plates, 2 with hand-colouring (a few leaves torn and repaired, some spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (upper cover detached, worn and soiled). Provenance: Lord Auckland (armorial bookplate);
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Description: A Pleasant History of the Life and Death of Will Summers: How he Came First to be Known at Court, and by What Means he got to be King Henry the Eighth's Jester; with the Entertainment that his Cousin Patch, Cardinal Woolsey's Fool, Gave him at his Lord's House; and how the Hogsheads of Gold were known by his Means. London: James Caulfield, 1794. 8vo. 6 engraved plates, 2 with hand-colouring (a few leaves torn and repaired, some spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (upper cover detached, worn and soiled). Provenance: Lord Auckland (armorial bookplate); "G. Higham's book" (old inscription on front pastedown); "[?]11 March 1834, presented by J. C. [?]Mann" (another inscription in a different hand). As the imprint indicates, the work was originally printed by T. Vere and J. Wright in 1676.

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