John Rich

John Rich (private collection), Lithuania. ¶ Bayntun binding.

Green crushed morocco binding; gilt lettering on spine. Signed on inside front cover: “Bound by Bayntun (Rivière) Bath. England.” Approximately half of the illustrations have been colored by a later hand. No box.

Provenance: Sotheby, 15 June 1990 [Census 4.688]. — Sobun-So bookshop (Tokyo) (sold to Heritage, November 1999). — Oak Knoll, 2000 [Census 4.726]. — Heritage, 11–13 February 2000 [Census 4.728]. — Heritage, 13–16 April 2000 [Census 4.729]. — Heritage, 8–11 June 2000 [Census 4.730] (sold to John Rich). — John Rich (purchased from Heritage at the London Antiquarian Book Fair, June 2000).

Bibliography: Information from the present owner and others.

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