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Very Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall 23 volumes (issued beginning in 1767), an incomplete though substantial portion of this large and important orthographic work. Present are volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30. SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND in full period French brown mottled calf, spines with raised bands, browned morocco labels, and elaborate gilt tooling, edges stained red, marbled endpapers (some rubbing to spine, some wear to joints; 2 volumes are ...
Very Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall 6 volumes, complete as issued. Attractively bound in full period brown polished calf, spines with raised bands, contrasting red and green morocco spine labels, and elaborate gilt floral tooling within gilt-tooled compartments, covers with triple gilt-rules, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red (some rubbing to spines, boards, with some heavy wear to corners; traces of foxing).
b/w Illustrations. Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall RARE FIRST PRINTING OF HARRY HOUDINI'S FIRST BOOK! Rebound in red wraps, with original front cover (trimmed) laid down. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase and folding chemise. Several leaves have some nicks to margins, otherwise a clean solid copy, expertly restored.
Edition: F Early edition Collectible
Binding: H Full Vellum
Publisher: Pietro Dehuchino, Venice / Venetia
Date published: 1574
Description: Woodcuts Throughout. Good. 32mo-over 4"-5" tall This tiny 16th century Ventian edition by Pietro Dehuchino (measuring an external 4.125 x 2.25 inches, 2.125 inches thick) has a very pleasant feel. The perfect pocket edition for the itinerant Renaissance scholar. Verso of leaf 212 has overprinting (courtesy of the censor or a typo? ). +212 LEAVES, pp433-1031+, + LEAVES 506-562 [= TOTAL 1136 PAGES]. Period full vellum withhand-lettered spine, edges stained red (pp 181-198 have ... Read More