WUNDERLICHE UND Warhafftige Gesichte Philanders von Sittewald, volume 1 only (of 2)
Copperplate engraved pictorial TP + 7 copperplates + a full-page woodcut & many woodcut text illustrations
Volume 1 only (of 2) small octavo contemporary leather with 4 raised bands, spine compartments gilt & contrasting gilt title-label over wooden boards once had clasps, now missing. Hinges cracked but covers well attached/chipped down at head and foot of spine/tips worn/scuffed and leather loss to lower cover where one clasp once attached.  + 709 +  pp. Neat ink notes on front pastedown & bookseller's old catalogue cutting tipped in. Slight browning along gutter of Engraved TP & a few marginal marks to 4 pages, one corner torn away affecting 3 letters of the shoulder notes only. *These tales are in German but with many French, Greek & Latin interpolations and each of the seven is complete in itself. They each have a halftitle and usually a Latin peroration saluting different notables, a german Preface follows and the text has side notes of classical, biblical & other citations. An Epiloge follows the seventh and a German and a Latin "addition" precedes the index. The copperplates show men being tempted by devils, the resurection of the dead, the evils that men do, the punishments of wrongdoers, all in busy town and country scenes. British Library also only has this first volume.
Price: GBP 595.00 or USD 768.00
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