LOT 307

[Fine bindings] Amsterdam school prize binding

Contemp. gilt vellum w. a variant on the Amsterdam coat of arms, w. the three crosses of St. Andrew surrounded by laurels and crowned w. cherubs and a woman, w. the (traditional) coat of arms of Amst. within double decorative animal and vegetale borders on both covers, four coat of arms corner pieces, ribbed spine w. six compartments, each w. the coat of arms of Amst. and red mor. letterp. (lacking cl. ties). On: Aelianus, C. Varia Historia, cum notis integris Conradi Gesneri, Johannis Schefferi (...). Leiden etc., S. Luchtmans & J.A. Langerak etc., 1731. 2 parts in 1 vol., (94),566; 567-1056,(159) p. (continuous pagination). Engr. title and a few sm. in-text engr. 4to.

Ex libris upper pastedown. Lower cover sl. rubbed, contents browned, no prize certificate bound w.

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