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    Skelton, John. Pithy Pleasaunt and Profitable Workes of Maister
    Skelton, Poete Laureate To King Henry the VIIIth. London, Printed for C. Davis, 1736. 8vo. A8, B-N12, O4. (xiv), 294, (2)pp. Contemporary calf, front board detached, edges worn, boards rubbed. Title in gilt on black label. Heavy ink marginalia (appears to be a proof copy, with numerous notes to printer). Pencil notes to first blank leaf. C1, small corner tear, no affect. Small ink stains to L8. With slipcase, title in gilt, "Percy's copy" (?) We are unsure of the Percy reference. PROOF COPY? First edition thus (reprinted from 1568 edition). From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $475


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    October, 2014
    2nd-9th Thursday-Thursday
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