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Bizot, Pierre (1630-1696) Histoire Metallique de la Republique de Hollande , Two Editions in Three Volumes.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Bizot, Pierre (1630-1696) Histoire Metallique de la Republique de Hollande, Two Editions in Three Volumes. Paris: Horthemels [Imprimerie de Francois le Cointe], 1687. [and] Amsterdam: Mortier, 1688.
The first edition, folio, in a single volume, illustrated with added engraved title, numerous head- and tail-pieces, initials, vignettes, text engravings of coins, and twelve full page engravings extraneous to the collation, bound in full contemporary Dutch sprinkled calfskin, gilt spine; corners worn and repaired, spine detached, some leaves with internal tears, last leaf adhering to ffep, with slight damage, 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
[and] The second edition, octavo, in two volumes, illustrated with engraved title, frontis, and portrait in volume one, numerous engraved vignettes and text engravings of coins, some full page and extraneous to collation, many folding; engraved extra title in volume two, with the same variety of illustrations throughout, bound in uniform contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled and lettered spines, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (3)
Estimate $300-500

Folio volume: a-i2 (vowels only),o1, A-Z2, Aa-Zz2, AAa-ZZz2, AAaa-NNnn2, OOoo3.
Two octavo volumes: [pi]2 (eng. title and added eng. title),*2, A-8 (a bifolium marked B3* and B4* inserted in sig B),

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Francois le Cointe, Paris, Amsterdam