Colonna, Francesco (1433-1527) Poliphili Hypnerotomachia
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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.
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