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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

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Lot 7

Alchemy.- Cooper (William) The Philosophical Epitaph of W.C. Esquire..., first edition, first issue, T.R. and N.T. for William Cooper, at the Pellican in Little Britain, 1673.

 

Hammer Price: £3,800

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Alchemy.- Cooper (William) The Philosophical Epitaph of W.C. Esquire. For a Memento Mori on his Tomb-stone, VVith Three Hieroglyphical Scutcheons, and their philosophical motto's, and explanation..., first edition, first issue, engraved frontispiece, additional pictorial title and 5 plates, woodcut illustrations, catalogue of Chymical Books at end, A8 leaf (title to Philosophical Epitaph) misbound before main title, lightly browned, small rust-spot to M1 causing loss to one letter, modern book-label of M. Nierenstein, contemporary sprinkled sheep, rubbed, rebacked, corners repaired, [Duveen 144; Ferguson I 135; Wing C6062], 12mo, T.R. and N.T. for William Cooper, at the Pellican in Little Britain, 1673.

⁂ Rare; containing the first catalogue of chemical books in English.

Full Lot Details

Alchemy.- Cooper (William) The Philosophical Epitaph of W.C. Esquire. For a Memento Mori on his Tomb-stone, VVith Three Hieroglyphical Scutcheons, and their philosophical motto's, and explanation..., first edition, first issue, engraved frontispiece, additional pictorial title and 5 plates, woodcut illustrations, catalogue of Chymical Books at end, A8 leaf (title to Philosophical Epitaph) misbound before main title, lightly browned, small rust-spot to M1 causing loss to one letter, modern book-label of M. Nierenstein, contemporary sprinkled sheep, rubbed, rebacked, corners repaired, [Duveen 144; Ferguson I 135; Wing C6062], 12mo, T.R. and N.T. for William Cooper, at the Pellican in Little Britain, 1673.

⁂ Rare; containing the first catalogue of chemical books in English.