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- Object: The Compleat Auctioner
A bookseller wearing spectacles, standing behind a table of books beneath a tree, with two ladies standing behind to the left and two men, one of whom is dressed as a gentleman, to right. A notice attached to the branches of the tree announces a book auction; abbreviated titles appear on the edges of the books.
- Production date
- 1700 (circa)
Height: 246 millimetres (image)
Height: 267 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 176 millimetres (trimmed to image)
- Curator's comments
- The books at the front of the table can be identified as follows:
Pietro Aretino, "Postures"; John Wilmot, Lord Rochester (attributed to), "The Play of Sodom"; Poems by Rochester; Nicholas Culpeper, "London Pharmacoepia, or the London Dispensatory"; Philip Barrow, "The Method of Phisicke"; "History of Thev..." (unidentified); Richard Head, "The English Rogue"; Peter Heylyn, "Cosmographie"; Works of Lodowyck Muggleton; John Ogilby, "Asia"; Sermons of Daniel (or Cornelius?) Burgess; John Ogilby, "Africa", "Britannia ... an illustration of the kingdom of England and dominion of Wales: by a geographical and historical description of the principal roads thereof", and "Ameica"; Charles Gabriel Le Clerc, "The Compleat Surgeon"; Steinend "B..." (unidentified); "Hocus Pocus Junior. The Anatomie of Legerdemain or the art of juggling set forth .."; a work by Hendrik Niclaes, founder of the Family of Love; Francesco Quevedo, "Fortune in her Wits" (translated by Roger L'Estrange); Miguel Cervantes, "Don Quixote"; S T Gent (i.e., James Heath), "Flagellum: or, the life and death, birth and burial of Oliver Cromwell, the late usurper"; "Gr[osse] Verrole" (i.e., a work on syphilis); Nicholas Culpeper, "A Directory for Midwives"; Aristotle, "Masterpiece: or, the secrets of generation display'd in all the parts thereof"; "Tulliae Octav" (unidentified); Alexander Smith "The School of Venus, or, Cupid restor'd to sight; being a history of cuckolds and cuckold-makers, contain'd in an account of the secret amours and pleasant intrigues of our British kings, noblemen, and others"; a work by William Salmon, the medical writer; a work by Euclid; "Coff..." (unidentified); works entitled "Oxfo[rd]", "Cam[bridge]", "N...", "P...", "R...", "Ti...", "N..." and "V...".
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