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CHAUVIN, Léon.

Études de chiffres arabes,

avec des examples et un grand tableau autographiés par l'auteur.

Published: Paris: Librairie Dezobry, E. Madeleine et Cie., 1845

Stock code: 90010

Price: £350

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First and only edition, uncommon, OCLC locates copies at BnF, Oxford, Tel Aviv, University of California, Swiss National Library, and Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Interesting study of the morphology of Arab numerals with reference to calligraphy, illustrated with a series of elegant proportional studies lithographed by Villain, and hand-coloured.

Quarto. Original blue paper wraps, typographic title label to the upper panel. 19 lithographed plates, 10 of them with hand-colour. A little rubbed, some splitting at the spine, light browning, a very good copy.

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