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Mascall (Leonard) A booke of the Art and maner, howe to plante and graffe all sortes of trees, first edition, collation: A-P4 Q2, largely printed in black letter, woodcut title-vignette, decorations, initials and illustrations, that on C4 of grafting tools full-page, some minor soiling, early 20th century brown crushed morocco, gilt, by Riviere & Son, [Fussell I, p.10, this copy; Henrey 15; not in ESTC], small 4to, Imprinted at London by Henry Bynneman for John Wight, 1569.

⁂ Extremely rare with only one other copy traced at auction found in a sammelband of 9 16th and 17th century works, sold at Bloomsbury Auctions in 2014. ESTC does not list any copy although Copac cites the BL copy, incomplete (lacking the first 4 and last 2 leaves). Henrey locates the same incomplete BL copy, this copy and another at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge only. A pencil note at the back of this copy states that it was bought at Sotheby's, lot 283 on 3rd April 1935.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1938.

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Mascall (Leonard) A booke of the Art and maner, howe to

Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
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London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing