First Example of a Multimedia Publication Sells for £21,080 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions A book that could be the first example of a publication containing images, words and music sold for £21,080 on Thursday 28th November, at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Important Books and Ma
few pp. little soiled, occasional marking elsewhere, attractive eighteenth-century red morocco, gilt, little rubbed, [BMC VII, 937; Goff P-793; HC 13094], folio, Parma, Andreas Portilia, 8th July, 1481.
⁂ Provenance: Arms on c1: azure, a stag's head argent, with an 8-pointed star or between the antlers; 'Boscarini de Boscarinis',a member of the widespread Italian family of Piedmontese origins, name at foot of a2 and c1; 'Lord Pembroke's sales 26 June 1914 lot 158' note at end.
Estimate: £5,000 – 7,000
Sold For: £22,320
Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe...that Selfe-Homicide is not so Naturally Sinne,
first edition , signed presentation copy from Jonne Donne the younger with his ink inscription to the first blank verso, later ink annotation by C.R. Markham to front free endpaper and A.L.s. by C.R. Markham loosely inserted, occasional light spotting, bookplate to front pastedown, contemporary morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with floral motifs and brown morocco labels, covers with a wide scrolling foliate gilt border, g.e., extremities slightly rubbed, [Keynes 47; Wing D1858], 4to, by John Dawson, [1644 ].
⁂ The inscription to John Markham reads: "Sir I have sent you this booke, according to my promisse but my inclination to serve you, i make account, is above that. If by anie discourse of mind it might seem otherwise to you, my words betrayed my intention, which is, very much to be sir your most humble servant, Jo. Donne. Covent Garden October 6 1647".
Estimate: £2,500 – 3,500
Sold For: £14,880