London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
HEINSIUS, Nicolaus (1620-81). Bibliotheca Heinsiana sive catalogus librorum. Leiden: Johannes de Vivie, 1682. 2 parts in one volume, 12° (153 x 90mm). (Without final blank in pt.I, a few occasional marginal spots). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine lettered and lavishly decorated in gilt, lettering-piece (head and tail of spine chipped, leather along bottom of front joint torn away, extremites rubbed), sprinkled edges. Provenance: L.A. Burd (bookplate).
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