New Year, old Ricardian books….
Did someone acquire a nice little New Year treat?
At noon on 4th January, in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, the books in the above illustration were up for auction.
Here’s the description of Lot Number 58:-
“RICHARD III Buck (George) The History of the Life and Reigne of Richard the Third, 1647, London, W. Wilson, 4to, second edition, lacking frontispiece portrait, pp.152 plus index, blank K4, worm trace to f.f.e.p., becoming pin hole by p.21 (not affecting text), early ownership inscription to title [together with:] Walpole (Horace) Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third, 1768, London, J. Dodsley, 4to, second edition, pp.134 plus single leaf Addition, 2 folding etched portraits incl. frontis as called for. First quire loose, soiling and staining, both copies in scuffed and bumped rebacked 18th century calf (2)”