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Lot 94: [History of the World]

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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Description: Gottfried, Johann Ludwig. HISTORISCHE CHRONICA ODER BESCHREIBUNG DER FUERNEMSTEN GESCHICHTEN…. [Frankfurt]: Merianum, 1674. 12" x 7.5". [76], 1185, [53] pp. With frontis and 31 engraved plates. Title printed in red and black. Lacking final blank, doulbe-page map, and pp. 639/640. Bound in early full calf with old presentation label to front board "Presented by Mr. Philip A. Stockton / Newport R. I." Spine pushed, the whole with chipping though heaviest to edges. With Anglicized version of title in manuscript tipped in, title and two plates laid down, marginal tears and chips throughout, some paper repairs touching text or image, approx. a dozen long closed tears, two leaves with large chips and lacking text provided in early manuscript, five other leaves with large chips and partial loss of several lines (10 lines in 3 instances, 4 lines in another, and 31 lines in another instance), occasional foxing and soiling, Fair. ****************************************** A well-used example of a nicely printed work with frontis, 31 plates, and over 300 1/2-page engraved plates in-text throughout.

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