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Lot 30: [Description of 17th c. America]

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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Description: Clarke, Samuel. A MIRROR OR LOOKING-GLASSE BOTH FOR SAINTS AND SINNERS… London: Newberry, 1657. [WITH] Second part with separate title-page, A GEOGRAPHICALL DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, with same imprint and date. 10.25" x 6.75". [16], 702, [10]; [2], 225, [3] pp. + engraved title-page (partially colored) to first part. Wanting portrait, one ad leaf, and 3 leaves from the Table at end. Engraved title dated 1656. Bound in 19th c. morocco with spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Hinges and extremities rubbed and scuffed. Contents with moderate general soiling and staining in places, approx. 30 leaves with old marginal paper repairs (approaching text) including the title leaves which are also laid down, approx. 9 leaves with repairs or chips removing or obscuring some text (refer to photos), several other closed tears and marginal chips without loss, some water-staining in one area near end of second part, last couple of leaves (Table) with heavy tearing and repairs, a few old ink markings, Fair. **************************** Third edition of the first part and first edition of the second part. A description of America is found on pages 169-190 of the second part [Sabin 13447], and Raleigh's discovery of Virginia in 1584 is described as well as "New-Boston." Provenance: Early ink signature of John Walton to title of second part. [Wing C4551]

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