Aldus Pius Manutius. An Essay by Theodore Low De Vinne together with a Leaf from the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili printed at Venice in 1499.
by De Vinne, Theodore Low. [Leaf book]
Folio. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1924. Folio, pp, with illustrations from the original work in the text. Original boards, black cloth backstrip, good. #174 of 250 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press; one of the tougher leaf books to come by as 192 copies only had original leaves of which “a few copies” had 2 leaves, some copies had leaves bearing woodcuts, several copies had leaves with decorative borders, and the rest (like this copy) had leaves only bearing plain text. GB 67.BCC 22. (Inventory #: 109846)
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