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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

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Stockwood (John) Disputatiuncularum grammaticalium libellus, fourth edition, woodcut head-pieces, initials and fine full-page illustration of picking apples on verso of colophon, with the two final blanks, contemporary ink inscriptions at end, a few ink squiggles to text, title a little soiled, slight worming to inner margin with occasional loss of letters, cropped shaving a few side-notes, contemporary calf, new morocco label, rubbed, small hole to spine, upper cover repaired at lower edge, [STC 23279], 8vo, [T.Dawson] for John Battersby, 1619.

⁂ Rare Latin grammar first published in 1598. All editions are scarce with only 4 examples recorded as having appeared at auction, none of this date, most defective and the most recent in 1981. ESTC records 7 copies, all in the UK: BL, Cambridge (2 copies), Oxford (3 copies), Wells Cathedral.

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Stockwood (John) Disputatiuncularum grammaticalium libellus, fourth edition, woodcut head-pieces, initials and fine full-page illustration of picking apples on verso of colophon, with the two final blanks, contemporary ink inscriptions at end, a few ink squiggles to text, title a little soiled, slight worming to inner margin with occasional loss of letters, cropped shaving a few side-notes, contemporary calf, new morocco label, rubbed, small hole to spine, upper cover repaired at lower edge, [STC 23279], 8vo, [T.Dawson] for John Battersby, 1619.

⁂ Rare Latin grammar first published in 1598. All editions are scarce with only 4 examples recorded as having appeared at auction, none of this date, most defective and the most recent in 1981. ESTC records 7 copies, all in the UK: BL, Cambridge (2 copies), Oxford (3 copies), Wells Cathedral.

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