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    [Unknown]. [Phaedrus], Petro Burmanno [P(i)eter Burman(n) the Elder]. Phaedri, Aug. Liberti, Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V. Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: Apud Guilielmum vande Water, 1718. Fore-edge painting depicting a scene of Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, after an engraving by J. Greig from an original study by Luke Clennell, fore-edge artist unknown. Octavo. 258, [70, index] pages. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and wood cuts. Later full red straight grain morocco single-ruled in gilt with gilt-stamped and lettered spine with solid single gilt roll to edges. Corners just bumped, moderate edgewear, spine and edges sunned, somewhat rubbed. Marbled endpapers with some offsetting, front hinge weak, rear hinge starting, bookplate of Thomas M. Lowndes to front pastedown. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges gilt; small bookplate of Henry Drury to front blank recto, offsetting to title page, somewhat foxed. Very good with charming though somewhat dulled fore-edge painting.

    The engraving on which this fore-edge painting is based can be found in Sir Walter Scott's, Border Antiquities of England and Scotland (Longman & Co., 1814-1817), also in this sale. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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