PLUS ANCIENNE GRAVURE CONNUE AVEC UNE DATE. Frederic-Auguste-Ferdinand-Thomas Rieffenberg.

PLUS ANCIENNE GRAVURE CONNUE AVEC UNE DATE.

  • Bruxelles: M. Hayez, 1845.
  • 4to.
  • later English nineteenth-century cloth with original paper wrappers bound-in.
  • 33+(1) pages with one additional fold-out facsimile.

Price: $125.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 57626

First separate edition and an offprint from the Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences de Bruxelles. Bigmore and Wyman write "up to the time of [the] publication of this work it was believed that the famous St. Christopher block was the oldest-dated engraving in existence. The author, however, discovered the St. Katherine engraving, which bears a date of 1418." (Bigmore and Wyman II, p.249). Includes a chromolithographed facsimile by printed by G. Severeyns. Binders tag of W. Lewis, Cardiff on inside back pastedown. Minor irregular fading to cloth, offsetting to endpapers, few marginal internal papermends.