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181Auction This Week.

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  • migarb@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Nov 1, 1999
      You may be interested in the star item in Dominic Winter's auction which is taking place next Wednesday 3rd. November.Item 423 is John Taylor's "Verbum Sempiternum", Bound with ,"Salvator Mundi". printed in London by Jo. Beale for John Hamman 1614.A very rare edition of the thumb Bible by the Water poet of London, John Taylor (1580- 1653.) Only two other copies have previously surfaced and both of these were defective.One of these, the Dunn copy, sold in New York in 1989 for 22,000$. This present copy, previously unrecorded and in excellent condition, is therefore, the only complete copy known. The estimate is �15,000 to �20,000 and the auctioneers are confident that it will reach the upper estimate. It was found by a dolls house owner in her collection of doll house books !!!!! Mike Garbett.