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Barclay (Alexander) The Shepheards Kalender Newly Augmented and Corrected, first edition, largely printed in black letter, 7 leaves printed in red and black, large woodcut title-vignette and full-page woodcut to verso, numerous woodcut illustrations, diagrams and decorations, 3 leaves (N2, N5 and Q5) supplied from a smaller copy, some browning and staining, slight worming and fraying to first few leaves, with slight loss of text, title also with repairs to edges just affecting woodcut on verso, contemporary calf, slightly rubbed, upper cover scored, rebacked, [Wing B713], folio, Printed by Robert Ibbitson, And are to bee sold by Francis Grove neer the Sarazens-head on Snow-Hill, without Newgate, 1656.

⁂ Profusely illustrated with curious cuts, this work seldom appears on the market. The last copy was in 1998, but that comprised only 56 of the 100 leaves. Prior to that, one copy every decade from the 1930s-60s.

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Barclay (Alexander) The Shepheards Kalender Newly

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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