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Assorted Lot, Three Rare Books and a Book Safe.

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Assorted Lot, Three Rare Books and a Book Safe.
Manuscript on paper in English, The Geometrical Quadrant, octavo, c. 1800, illustrated with fourteen hand-colored scenes and sixty-three diagrams, of which thirteen are colored, bound in contemporary leather boards, rebacked, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.
Antonio Guijarro y Ripoll's Principios de Armonia y Modulacion, Valencia: Lopez, 1831, quarto, engraved title vignette, a Spanish singing manual, bound in full contemporary marbled sheepskin, roll tooled in gilt, 8 x 5 1/2 in.
Erasmus's Colloquia, Leiden: Hackiana, 1664, in a contemporary full Dutch parchment prize binding with yapp edges, full-page presentation inscription dated 1667 on ffep, large motif gilt stamped on both boards of a stork-like bird with a snake in its beak, partial green silk ties, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
[and] Folio-format book safe made from a hollowed-out copy of volume three of Moreri's Grand Dictionaire Historique, Amsterdam, 1717, retaining half-title, title, and first leaf of text, followed by a glass-lidded chamber divided into six separate compartments, with a print and tail-piece matted under the glass; the binding is full leather, gilt-tooled front board and spine, joint cracking somewhat, 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (4)
Estimate $500-700

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Antonio Guijarro, Valencia, Amsterdam