February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 50
 

50

[Games] [Chess]
Book Box

An eighteenth-century edition of Voltaire made into a traditional secret book box, hiding a miniature fully functional chess set of white and red pieces on an ocean blue and tan leather board. 8vo. Full mottled calf, elaborately tooled in gilt; marbled endpapers.

From the collection of Stanhope Shelton, British dealer in British drawings, and with his book-plate on front paste-down.

Sold for $1,386
Estimated at $300 - $500


 

An eighteenth-century edition of Voltaire made into a traditional secret book box, hiding a miniature fully functional chess set of white and red pieces on an ocean blue and tan leather board. 8vo. Full mottled calf, elaborately tooled in gilt; marbled endpapers.

From the collection of Stanhope Shelton, British dealer in British drawings, and with his book-plate on front paste-down.

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