Lot 1134: William Winstanley THE NEW HELP TO DISCOURSE 1721 Antique Essays English History King George Astronomy Theology Leather Binding
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The New Help to Discourse. Or Wit and Mirth, Intermix'd with More Serious Matters; Consisting of Pleasant, Philosophical, Physical, Historical, Moral, and Political Questions and Answes: With Provers, Epitaphs, Epigrams, Riddles, Poesies, Rules for Behaviour, &c. With Several Wonders, and Varieties, Particularly, a Concise History of all the Kings of England, from the No Man Conquest, down to King George. Together with Directions for the True Knowledge of Several Matters Concerning Astronomy, Holy Days, and Husbandry, in a Plain Method.
Publisher: Printed by T. Norris
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 162 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt decoration and lettering to the spine and dentelles. The volume displays cracking to the spine edges and light rubbing. The binding is cracked at the front hinge. This work is ornamented with marbled endpapers, and an armorial bookplate reading "Bibliotheque Schorsch" is present on the front paste-down. Toning can be seen on the blank pages at the rear. The interior of this work is toned, and some pages have been trimmed such that loss is visible to the header and page number.
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