• Sale 5476

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

    30 November 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    BOCCALINI, Trajano (1556-1613). Pietra del paragone politico. Cosmopoli [i.e. Leiden: L. Elsevier], 1671. 24° (89 x 42mm). Engraved frontispiece by H. Bary, 8 etched plates by Romeyn de Hooghe. (End quires waterstained.) Contemporay calf decorated in blind (joints slightly cracked).

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    BOCCALINI, Trajano (1556-1613). Pietra del paragone politico. Cosmopoli [i.e. Leiden: L. Elsevier], 1671. 24° (89 x 42mm). Engraved frontispiece by H. Bary, 8 etched plates by Romeyn de Hooghe. (End quires waterstained.) Contemporay calf decorated in blind (joints slightly cracked).

    Boccalini's satire against the Spaniards was first published in 1615 under the Cosmopoli imprint. The etchings by Romeyn de Hoogh in this edition are among the smallest he ever made. Brunet I: 1019; Hollstein IX 1088-1095; Landwehr Romeyn de Hooghe 10.


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