Auction 117, Lot 896

"Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure Vol. VI", Hinton, John

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Black & White

6 x 8.5 inches
15.2 x 21.6 cm

This volume includes the first six issues of 1750. The maps contained in The Universal Magazine are among the best executed and attractive of magazine maps. They are beautifully engraved with decorative cartouches and coats of arms. Included are fold-out maps of Essex and Gloucester, as well as foldout city views of Chester, Essex and Colchester and several miscellaneous engravings. The January issue includes a fascinating article and diagram describing "a new method in New England, for discovering where the bee hives in the woods, in order to get their honey." Rebound in cloth boards with gilt title. Apparently complete. 344 pages. 8vo.

References: Jolly UNIV-20 thru 24.

Condition: B

Text is generally good with some toning and minor foxing. The Colchester view shows some edge wear, and an old repair along the outer margin. New covers show very little wear. Plates generally very good with usual toning and some minor foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2006