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Catalogue 77: A Selection of extremely rare and important Printed Books and ancient Manuscripts



Published: William H Robinson, 1948

Stock code: 186

Price: £18.00

Robinson catalogues from the immediate post-war period are acclaimed as much for their intrinsic production values as for their reflection of the last 'golden age' of rarities. No. 77 is no exception containing as it does no fewer than 194 outstanding items, including the first book printed in the English language - Caxton's History of Troy (1485) - a MS of Bede's Ecclesiastical History (c. AD 820), a broadside ballad from Virginia (1623) constituting the earliest known American verse and Hariot's Artis Analyticae Praxis (1631) - the fundamental work on algebraic equations. As usual the catalogue is compehensively indexed