Lot 23
  • 23

[Grosse, Henning]

Estimate
500 - 700 USD
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Description

  • paper
Magica de spectris et apparitionibus spiritu[m]. De Vaticiniis Divinationibus etc. Leiden: Frans Hack, 1656

12mo (4 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.; 124 x 70 mm). Engraved title, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials; some light spotting. 18th-century tan morocco, triple-fillte border, spine gilt, edges gilt, contemporary ms. note on 3 auction sales of this volume tipped in to front flyleaf; extremities rubbed, one corner torn.

Provenance

Henri Burton (bookplate)

Literature

Caillet 4788; Dorbon aîné 1995; Willems 1689

Catalogue Note

Grosse (1553-1621) was an editor and printer in Leipzig. His learned compilation of ghost stories first appeared in 1597.
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