24th Aug, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper, to include the Boxing Collection of Brian and Debbie Watkins

  Lot 301

Mendoza (Daniel) Memoirs of the Life of Daniel Mendoza, first edition, 1808

Mendoza (Daniel)

Memoirs of the Life of Daniel Mendoza; Containing a Faithful Narrative of the Various Vicissitudes of His Life, and an Account of the Numerous Contests…,

first edition, half-title, title page verso with relevant quotes from Homer and Virgil, 320pp., some staining and spotting throughout, b8 with minor loss to fore edge, B8 restored to lower corner, rebound in contemporary-style half morocco over marbled boards by Trevor Lloyd, gilt, t.e.g., 8vo, Printed for D. Mendoza, Ship Tavern, Commercial Road, by G. Hayden, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, 1808.

***No copies listed on WorldCat or having sold at auction.

The University of Notre Dame is typical of numerous libraries and bibliographies in arguing that “the narrative seems to have been composed around 1806 (when Mendoza spent time in debtor’s prison) but left unpublished until 1816. Though the title page designates this as a ‘new edition,’ no copy of an earlier edition is known.” Hartley lists the ‘new edition’ only.

Sold for £10,625

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