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Lot 82: [Books on Books] De Libris Varioque Eorum

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Books on Books]  De Libris Varioque Eorum
  • [Books on Books]  De Libris Varioque Eorum
  • [Books on Books]  De Libris Varioque Eorum
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Description: Saldenus, Guilielmus. GUILIELMI SALDENI, ULTRAJECTINI, DE LIBRIS VARIOQUE EORUM USU & ABUSU LIBRI DUO, CUM INDICIBUS NECESSARIUS. Amsterdam: Henrici & Viduae Theodore Boom, 1688. 150m x 95mm. [32], 437, [51] pp., with additional engraved title. Period vellum over boards, spine toned and soiled, fragments of early manuscript leaves protruding from gutters (as used by the binder, see photos). Front blank with former owner's bookplate (20th c.), contents with some markings/notations in pencil, preface leaves with early ink to corners (page numbers), a few leaves near front with minor faded water-stain to front margin (very light), else quite clean and bright. A Very Good example. ************************************* First edition, with nice engraved title depicting the interior of a bookshop and books being burned outside in the background. The work details the various uses and abuses of books, including the discarding and destruction of them. [Brunet V:70]

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