537
537
Quipu
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
537
Quipu
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Quipu
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. [Sangro, Raimondo di (1710-1771)]. Lettera apologetica dell esercitato Accademico della Crusca contenente la difesa del libro intitulato lettera d’una Peruana per rispetto alla supposizione de’ Quipu. Naples: [Gennaro Morelli], 1750 (1751), 4to, [14], 320, [14]pp., title printed in red and black with an engraved title-vignette printed in red, 3 folding hand-coloured plates, with leaf 2S* "Cortese Leggitore" at end, modern embossed vellum, speckled edges, (bought from William Salloch, Ossining, NY, 1987), [T&W S12; Sabin 40560], title becoming detached, some spotting and dampstaining, without final blank
ii. Graffigny, Françoise de (1695-1758). Lettres d'une Peruvienne. Paris: "A Peine", [but Paris: Veuve Pissot, December 1747 or January 1748], 12mo, FIRST EDITION, 2, [viii], 337pp., (C3 is signed), nineteenth-century red half morocco gilt by Pagnant, marbled boards and edges, (Edward Seeber, bookplate; bought from Hamill & Barker, Chicago, 1994), [T&W G68; Smith P.1; Sabin 28192]
iii. Graffigny, Françoise de. Lettres d'une Peruvienne. Paris: Duchesne, 1761, 2 volumes, 12mo, v.1: ix, [4], 4-336pp., v.2: 372pp., each with engraved frontispiece and title, contemporary mottled calf gilt, modern folding cloth boxes, (bought from Salloch, 1987), [T&W G69; Smith, P.29B], bindings slightly worn, each lacking a spine label
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Literature

David Smith, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Mme de Graffigny, 1745-1855, (2016), xxxvii-xxxviii, (listing eleven editions of Lettres d'une Peruvienne with the fictitious "A Peine" imprint and over 30 in all).

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