Adam Weinberger Rare Books


1600 USD
The Batchellors banquet, or, A banquet for batchellors : wherein is prepared sundry dainty dishes to furnish their tables curiously drest and seriously served in : [p]leasantly discoursing the variable humours of women, their quickness of wits and unsearchable deceits.  Printed at London : [At Eliot's Court Press] for Robert Bird, and are to be sold at his shop in S. Laurence Lane at the signe of the Bible, 1631. to, 19 x 14.5 cm., 64 of  70  p, lacking title A1 and I2-4. ;  thus a fragment, but given the rarity of Dekker in commerce, a noble one (no copy has appeared at auction.)   OCLC notes: Sometimes attributed to Thomas Dekker, but more probably by Robert Tofte./ An adaptation of "Les quinze joies de marriage" (a 15th century French satire on women.), which is sometimes attributed to Antoine de La Sale./ Printer identified by STC./ Signatures: A-I4 ( -I4).   Ref: STC (2nd ed.); 6479.    Early calf boards, separated, text-block loose, A4 misboound after B3, two small corner repairs to A2 and A3, some general toning and thumbing. Despite condition and imperfect state, extremely rare; this copy with the gilt leather ex-lbris of Joseph Haslewood from his renowned 19th century collection.  A 19th century critic eloquently and rightly stated that "Thomas Dekker exceeds most of his contemporaries in whimsical drollery; but yet in the midst of all his humour, glances at the deepest and most touching of human emotions."   The chapter are delightfully entitled  "The humor of a woman pranked up in brave apparel" and the "humor of a woman given to all kinds of pleasures" etc.  $1600.00    #womensatire #thomasdekker #elizabethan #batchelorlife #blackletter #socialhistory #rarebooks  #bookstagram #libariesofinstagram Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold.  Please contact to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.  *** SHOP THIS IG CATALOG IN PROFILE   or to see the whole catalog on IG click on : #AWBOOKSIGCAT1 ***