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30 January 2019

Covel (John).

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Lot 17

Estimate: £300 - £500
Sold For: £320

Some Account of the Present Greek Church, 1st edition, Cambridge: Cornelius Crownfield, 1722,
half-title, 4 engraved plates, 2 engravings in text, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, scuffed, corners restored, folio (34.6 x 21.8 cm), together with: Murchio (Vincenzo Maria), Il viaggio all' Indie Orientali, 1st edition, Rome: Filippomaria Mancini, 1672, lacking half-title and engraved frontispiece, browned throughout, worming and paper-repairs in gutter, spill-burn in leaf D4 costing a few letters, extensive closed tear and old repair to 2B4, tide-mark in fore margins towards rear, errata leaf soiled and repaired, later paper boards, marked and worn, folio (29.5 x 19.5 cm), Josephus (Flavius), Works ... translated from the Original Greek, according to Dr. Hudson's Edition, by John Court, printed by R. Penny and J. Janewa, 1733, 10 (of 12?) engraved plates and maps including frontispiece, map of Jerusalem slightly chipped and with one fold partly split, quire 5A damp-stained, a few other marks, contemporary calf, worn, folio, Spencer (John), De legibus Hebraeorum ritualibus et earum rationibus ... editos ... Leonardus Chappelow, Cambridge: Typis academicis, 1727, engraved frontispiece, Ingestre Hall bookplate, contemporary calf, front board detached, folio
Blackmer 420 for Covel; Atabey 1297 for the third edition of Murchio. 'Covel spent seven years in Constantinople (1670-76) as chaplain to the ambassador Sir Daniel Harvey and his successor Sir John Finch ... A very interesting work' (Blackmer). Murchio went to India as a missionary in 1656. 'Amat di San Filippo regards his relation as perhaps the most important of the 17th century Italian travellers' (Atabey); this first edition is rare.
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