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Fleming, Abraham (1552?-1607) The Diamond of Devotion, Cut and Squared into Sixe Severall Points.

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3117B
Lot:
65
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Fleming, Abraham (1552?-1607) The Diamond of Devotion, Cut and Squared into Sixe Severall Points. London: Printed by Henri Denham dwelling in Pater Noster Rowe, being the assigne of William Seres, 1581. First edition; 12mo, title page printed within type ornament border, woodcut coat of arms on verso of title, each leaf of text printed within an ornament border, text in black letter; rare; ESTC lists three U.S. copies; no auction sales, bound in full contemporary blind-tooled calf, rebacked and repaired with new label and date at foot of spine; spine repair a bit rough, boards with a contemporary feel, blind-ruled compartments with central acorn tool on both boards, cloth ties lost, no endleaves or pastedowns, 5 x 2 3/4 in.

A-N12, O10 (lacking colophon leaf, O11 and final blank, O12).
http://estc.bl.uk/S102282
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

London, United States, Book arts, Book design, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Colophon, Noster, Paper art, Printing, Publishing, Typography, Visual arts, William Seres

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