From the Library of Christian Heuer

Dibdin, The bibliographical Decameron,1817

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July 9, 02:26 PM GMT

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800 - 1,200 GBP

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From the Library of Christian Heuer


DIBDIN, THOMAS FROGNALL

The Bibliographical Decameron; or Ten Days Pleasant Discourse Upon Illuminated Manuscripts, and Subjects Connected With Early Engraving, Typography, and Bibliography. W. Bulmer and Co., 1817


4to, 3 volumes, FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES, 37 engraved plates, engravings, woodcuts and facsimiles in the text, some on India paper, small leather strip with gold printing (Genesis i.i) pasted to p.417 in volume 2, contemporary blue-green morocco, decorated in gilt with interlacing geometrical design on the covers, richly gilt morocco doublures, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, some minor foxing and offsetting, spines very lightly faded, some slight edge-wear to bindings (3)


A FINE COPY OF LARGE PAPER ISSUE OF THE AUTHOR'S MOST LAVISH PUBLICATION AND THE HIGH WATER MARK OF DIBDINIAN BIBLIOMANIA.


LITERATURE:

Windle & Pippin A28


PROVENANCE:

Bibliothèque d'un amateur; sale at Sotheby's, 15 May 1997, lot 135



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