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14 February 2007
Neues und wohl eingerichtetes Complimentir-Buch ... und nebst einem Trenchier-Büchlein. Sultzbach: Christian Holst, 1732. 8°. Title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, with the final blank (piece torn from fore-margin of M6 with slight loss, lower fore-corner of M2 torn away with very slight loss, inkblots on same leaf, some browning and spotting). Contemporary half sheep (rubbed). FIRST EDITION - the second appeared four years later under the pseudonym of Ethophilus. The greater part of the book is a guide to sending greetings or compliments to all stations of society above and below that of the writer while the last twenty-six pages comprise a little treatise on carving. cf.Weiss 975 (describing the second edition).
DIEDERICI, C.W. Elegante Pharmazie, oder Anleitung zur Verfertigung der vorzüglichten Gegenstände für die Toilette und für elegante Haushaltungen. Brunswick: G.C.F. Meyer, 1824. 8°. (Light browning). Contemporary boards (rubbed). RARE FIRST EDITION of this interesting book describing the manufacture of all types of scent, pommades, tinctures, tooth powders, etc. (2)
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