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(LANG, Andrew trans.) COLONNA, Francesco.

The Strife of Love in a Dream.

Being the Elizabethan version of the first book of the Hypnerotomachia. A new edition.

London, David Nutt, 1890 Stock Code: 139810
£300.00

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Notes

First edition thus, one of 500 copies. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili was first published by Aldus Manutius in 1499, this edition reproducing several of the anonymous woodcut illustrations from the Aldine edition, including that of the title page.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine and front covers in gilt.

Illustrations

With illustrated facsimile title page, decorative initials, and 28 woodcuts.

Condition

Slight wear to extremities, notably at tips, boards a little rubbed and soiled, crease to head of front board, contents bright and clean, a very good copy.

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