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Colonna, Francesco (1433-1527) Poliphili Hypnerotomachia

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
171
Sold for:
$431$350

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

Description:

Colonna, Francesco (1433-1527) Poliphili Hypnerotomachia. London: Methuen & Co., 1904.
Folio, first edition of this facsimile of the 1494 edition, bound in publisher's half cloth and blue paper boards, with two extra leaves, including the uncensored plate for which this book is famous; ex-libris Pickford Waller, with Austin Osman Spare's bookplate of a nude figure from 1921, from the wood engraving made by William Quick after Spare's drawing; some browning to end leaves, the extra leaves both somewhat browned, binding shaken, boards loose, joints starting to fray, spine label damaged; contents quite good, 13 x 8 3/4 in.
Estimate $700-900


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London, Methuen & Co., Austin Osman Spare, William Quick

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