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Mascall (Leonard) The first Booke of Cattell, 3 parts in 1, collation: A-T8 U4 (lacking initial leaf, probably blank), largely printed in black letter, woodcut device to titles, woodcut initials and decorations and one illustration (of a hog's head) on S7 verso, some gatherings browned, foxing and some staining, occasionally trimmed close to side-notes, later blind-stamped calf, rubbed, [STC 17582; Fussell I pp.9/10], small 4to, Printed by John Wolfe, and are to bee sold by John Harrison the elder, at the signe of the white Grayhounde in Pater noster Rowe, 1596-1600.

⁂ ESTC locates 5 copies of this edition, including this copy, only one of which (Harvard, Houghton) is in N. America. Part 2 of this work covers Horses and is undated; part 3 covers "Sheepe, Goates Hogges, and Dogs" and is dated 1600. 16th century editions of Mascall's important work seldom appear on the market.

Provenance: Vincent Boneskyn (ink name on title).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

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Mascall (Leonard) The first Booke of Cattell, 3 parts

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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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