27 - 28 June 2006
MIDOLLE, Jean. Traité complet d'ecritures en tous genres et d'ornements moyen-àge d'apres le système méthodique. St. Gall: Tribelhorn, ca 1840.
Oblong 2o (330 x 511 mm). Text in parallel French and German. Hand-colored lithographed title-page, and 61 lithographed plates, 34 in colors or gold. (Foxed, one plate loose and chipped, a few repaired tears.) Contemporary calf-backed boards (rubbed and worn). Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 23 November 1963.
FIRST EDITION of Midolle's lithographically illustrated calligraphic manual. Berlin 5166.
[With:] MIDOLLE. Three works in one: Ecritures ancienne d'apres les manuscrits & les meilleurs ouvrage. 40 color lithographed plates. -- Galerie Compositions. Ecritures anciennes et modernes. 39 color lithographed plates. -- Spécimen des ecritures modernes. 40 color lithographed plates. All Strassbourg: Emile Simon fils, 1834-35. 2o. (Some wear and dampstaining.) Original lithographed boards (worn). Berlin 5164, 5165, 5167. (2)
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