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LOT 3086
LOT 3086
INCUNABULA. - BIBLE, In Latin. Incipit epistola beati Hieronymi ad Paulinum presbyterum de Omnibus divine historie libris. [N.p. but Speyer: Peter Drach, n.d. but 1486.] Folio (268 x 198mm.) Headline, 48 lines, rubricated, painted initials in red, elaborate initial in red and green to first leaf a2, elaborate initial in blue and red to mm8. (Missing the last section [AA8-EE8] 'Interpretationes nominonum Hebraicorum', last leaf being Y8, occasional annotation in Latin in ink to the margins, tear with small loss to cc8, minor soiling, small insect hole to z7, tipped-in blank paper cutting at end of 'Matthew', leaves shaved to upper edge). 16th century pigskin over wooden boards (dated '1545' to upper cover), elaborately blind-stamped to the covers with religious figures, five raised bands to spine (replaced endpapers, one loose blank and metal clasps dating from 18th century, one clasp missing, the other broken, wear and some loss to spine cover). Provenance: Johann Heinrich Ludwig Sehunhoff (name in ink to the front pastedown). Note: Ref. Anton Hiersemann-H.P. Kraus, 4259.
Hammer price: £2,600
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LOT 3104
LOT 3104
[THOMSON, John, and Adolphe SMITH. Street Life in London… with Permanent Photographic Illustrations Taken From Life Expressly for This Publication. N.p. but: London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, n.d. but circa 1877]. 4to (264 x 196mm.) 37 Woodbury-type photographic plates mounted on 36 leaves with tissue-guards, captioned titles in red to each plate with red-ruled borders. (Missing title page, occasional finger-marks, minor soiling, some creasing to tissue-guards, spotting to front and rear pastedowns.) Original blue half-morocco, gilt title to spine (rubbing to all extremities, minor surface loss to lower cover). Note: having been one of the first western travellers to photograph the Far East, John Thomson retuned to London and teamed up with the radical journalist Adolphe Smith. From 1876 to 1877 they published a monthly magazine called 'Street Life in London' and this volume is the first publication in book form of that work. It was a pioneering publication that established social documentary as one of the first forms of photojournalism.
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