BEWICK (THOMAS) The Mirror; Or A Looking-Glass for Young People of Both Sexes; to Make Them Wise, Good, and Happy. Consisting of a Choice Collection of Fairy Tales. By Mother Goose. A New Edition
Lot 222
BEWICK (THOMAS) The Mirror; Or A Looking-Glass for Young People of Both Sexes; to Make Them Wise, Good, and Happy. Consisting of a Choice Collection of Fairy Tales. By Mother Goose. A New Edition
Sold for £4,560 (US$ 7,135) inc. premium

Lot Details
ENGLISH LITERATURE
BEWICK (THOMAS)
The Mirror; Or A Looking-Glass for Young People of Both Sexes; to Make Them Wise, Good, and Happy. Consisting of a Choice Collection of Fairy Tales. By Mother Goose. A New Edition, woodcut device on title, wood-engraved illustrations by Bewick, publisher's 2-page catalogue at end, occasional moderate spotting, a few early juvenile numbers in ink on verso 'Contents' leaf, bookplates of William Hardcastle and James Robert Hall, nineteenth century blind-tooled calf, red morocco label [Hugo 4039; Gumuchian 4143], 16mo, Newcastle on Tyne, T. Saint, [?1783]

Footnotes

  • RARE. ESTC locates the Lilly Library copy only. A pencil note on the front free endpaper, probably by William Hardcastle, the noted collector of Bewick and Newcastle imprints, claims that the illustration on page 173, signed 'J.B.' is the earliest example known of a signed Bewick woodcut. Hugo remarks that "those by Bewick are truly beautiful and equal to his very best."
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

Similar Items