FABLES OF AESOP, AND OTHERS, WITH DESIGNS ON WOOD
Second edition copy from a limited edition of 1000. An illustrated version of the classical Aesop's Fables, with illustrations by the English wood engraver Thomas Bewick (1753-1828). This is a Demy copy. (See Roscoe, 1953, 165-170). Recased, preserving original calf binding. Free endpaper with archival paper repairs along edges. Occasional spotting and some of the page corners bent inward. Signature by previous owner in brown ink on the free front endpaper. Well-preserved copy.
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I MANOSCRITTI PALATINI DI FIRENZE
by Palermo, Francesco
First edition. An annotated catalogue of the manuscripts included in the Biblioteca Palatina in Florence, the catalogue includes excerpts and entries on works of philosophy, religion and literature from the collection of manuscripts assembled by Ferdinand III of Lorrain. In 1861, the Biblioteca Palatina was merged with the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, where the Palatino collection is now housed and which is one of the libraries most important antiquarian collections. Of special note is the section on Dante Alighieri which begins with an engraving of the author. Light foxing throughout. Bookplate on front pastedown indicates that this book came from the reference library and stock of H. P. Kraus. A commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus and purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale is loosely inserted.