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Boccaccios Buch Von Den Fürnembsten Weibern Mit Den 78 Holzschnitten Der Ulmer Ausgabe Von 1473 Und Einem Nachwort Von Kurt Pfister.
. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer, 1924. sm-4to. [4] 285, [12]pp. With 78 handcoloured illustrations after woodcuts ( Das alte Bilderbuch, ed. by K. Pfister, the first volume in this series). Printed in the Gothic font designed/used by the printer Mandruck AG in Munich. The translation used is that of Heinrich Steinhöwels (1566) and it is combined with the illustrations of the Latin edition <> published in Ulm by J. Zainer, 1473, by an unknown master which are regarded as some of the most important series of illustrations of teh late medieval period. There are 104 chronologically arranged biographies of famous women. Starting with Eve the biographies cover women of antiquity and contemporaries of Boccaccio and ends with Queen Constance of Sicily. 350 copies were printed, this is number 79 of the 125 copies printed on Zanders handmade paper and bound in half vellum with coloured paper covered boards, 4 raised bands lined in gilt and the title BOCCACCIO in gilt on the spine. Text yellowed. Looseley inserted newspaper cuttings about the handover of the publisher Kiepeneuer's archive to the city of Leipzig and other notes on the Kiepenheuer family.
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Book number: F1119
GBP 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 129 US$ 151.97 | JP¥ 17027]
Keywords: Auctiongerman Bibliophile Weblists German Italian Literature Limited Illustrated

The Poems
0. 1980. Edited by Graham Midgley [The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan Volume VI]. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980; lxii, 345 pp. with vignette illustrations in one section;; publisher's blue buckram, spine gilt, dust-wrapper; a very good copy. A fine scholarly edition, which includes "Profitable Meditations", "One Thing is Needful", "Ebal and Gerizzim", Poems from "The Pilgrim's Progress" and from "The Holy War", "A Discourse of the Building .. of the House of God" and further poems, including "A Book for Boys and Girls" (1686) with illustrations of the woodcuts in a 1724 edition.
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Book number: IS002337
GBP 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 123.5 US$ 145.36 | JP¥ 16287]
Keywords: Ianweb Seventeenth Century English Literature 17th Century Literature Theology Religion Protestantisk Children's Books

Orbis Sensualium Pictus.
. Hoc est omnium fundamentalium in mundo rerum et in vita actionum pictura et nomenclatura. Die sichtbare Welt. Das ist Aller vornehmster Welt-Dinge und Lebens- Verrichtungen Vorbildung und Benahmung. Reprint of the edition Noribergae, M. Endter, 1658. 8 lvs, 309pp. 5 lvs. Edited and with an afterword by Hellmut Rosenfeld. 1964 artificial vellum binding, ( Millitaria 4 ) bi-lingual German/Latin, with numerous woodcuts.[ST].
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Book number: F1771-2
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Catalogue: Latin
Keywords: Military

Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen N Fröhlichen Und Glorreichen Abenteuern Im Lande Flanden Und Anderwärts. Deutsch Von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten Von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes
. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp. First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed.
¶ Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ].
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Book number: F1942
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 420.5 US$ 495.54 | JP¥ 55524]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile First Editions Rare Bibliophile Masereel Belgium Wood Engraving Rare

Renati Des-Cartes// Tractatus// de// Homine,// Et de// Formatione = Foetus. //
. Quorum prior Notis perpetuis// Ludovici de la Forge, M.D.// = illustratur.// [vignette: Printer's Device]// AMSTELODAMI,// Ex = Typographia Blaviana,// M DC LXXXVI. [1686]. 39p.l. 239p. a-i4 k3 A-Z4 = Aa-Gg4 (a1v and Gg4 =3D blank), woodcuts, title printed in red and = black, the last leaf of the preliminary section (signature k3) contains = the "Privilegie" that was issued for an edition of Desc artes' Opera; it = was followed by apparently a blank leaf (signature k4 NOT INCLUDED IN = THIS COPY), mottled calf, covers partly discoloured, gilt ornaments and = lettering on spine, tips chipped. O CLC 14305453; 6968617; 4887568 Latin translation of the Cartesian Traite de l'homme et de la = formation du foetus. It has a preface by Claude Chersellier(1611-1684), = a close student of Descartes, w ho was influential in the early = publication of some of Descartes' work. There were also editions of the = Latin translation published at Leyden in 1662; by the Elzeviers in 1677, = and in Frankfort both in 1692 and again in 1722, as well as a number of = editions included in the authors Opera. The copy is quite remarkable for = its woodcuts.xxxxxFor this 1686 edition the OCLC locates copies at Y ale, University of = Chicago, Illinois State Univ. Northwestern University, National Library = of Medicine, Linda Hall in Missouri, the New York Academy of Medicine = Library; the Cleveland Health Sc iences Library, UCLA, University of = South Carolina, University of Virginia, University of Arizona, Trinity = College in Connecticut, Harvard, Johns Hopkins Univ. St. Olaf and Mayo = Clinic in Minne sota, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, = London University, the Wellcome and Linkoping Stadtbibl.
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Book number: F3101
GBP 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 728.5 US$ 858.94 | JP¥ 96242]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Wim Meeuws [Rare Philosophy Antiquarian Pub10 Wohlmut

Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Short Account of Its Foundation
Esslemont. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp. 32mo. A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. [ DL 1/3 ]( private press ). (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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Book number: F1100
GBP 8.95 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 US$ 11.83 | JP¥ 1325]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Bibliophile Printing Engraving Limited( Private Press ) 090701402x

Descrittione Di M. Lodovico Guicciardini Patritio Fiorentino, Di Tutti I Paesi Bassi, Altrimenti Detti Germania Inferiore. Con Piu Carte Di Geographia Del Paese, & Col Ritratto Naturale Di Piu Terre Principali. Al Gran Re Cattolico Filippo D'austria.
. Con amplissimo Indice di tutte le cose piu memorabilia. In Anversa M.D.LXVII Apresso Guglielmo Silvio, Stampatore Regio.[ Antwerp, Willem Silvius, 1567] [18] 296 , [18 = Index] end papers not counted. Folio. Contemporary vellum binding , leather title label with gilt title. The title page features a woodcut architectural frame with allegorical figures, coat of arms on verso followed by a page with the portrait of Philips II, both also within the same architectural frames, and 17 double-page plates, maps and views (15 woodcuts, 2 engravings),decorative chapter initials each over 4 cm square. The double plates feature: [1] the Low countries and its frontiers, [2]Brabant, [3] Leuven, [4] Brussels, [5] Antwerp, [6] Chiesa di nostra Donna [ Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp ] , [7] Townhall Antwerp, [8] Bolduc ['s-Hertogenbosch], [9] Malines, [10] North- and South Holland and Utrecht, [11] Amsterdam, [12] Flanders, [13] Gent, [14] Brugge, [15] Yperen,[16] Hainault, [17] Liege [Luik], Slightly spotted/browned throughout, minor wormholing in right bottom part of title and even smaller in the page with the portrait, 9 lines of handwritten marginal annotations on page 20, slightly visible on previous page, 6 cm tear in lower margin of page 31, small part of one sentence on page 41 underlined, On several plates an amateurish hand has done some colouring in red, mostly the churches, castles and towers, printer's error on page 123 has displaced a small part of the text in the right top corner, last page of the index somewhat more discoloured with tiny holes in right hand margin and top corner. top and corner of spine sl. worm, corners worn. One of the most important books published on the Low Countries in the 16th century by Lodovico (or Luduvico) Guicciardini, being the first detailed description of the principalities and cities of the region which assured the author instant fame. It was the first travel guide of the Netherlands divided into sections, each devoted to a particular region illustrated by engraved plans and views and became immediately popular, with over fifty editions in the 16th and seventeeth century alone. Guicciardini shows us the graduate change concerning the (politcal) situation of the Low Countries as a result of the enduring resistance against the king of Spain. The book covers all aspects of contemporary life in each area as well, including extensive treatment of the fine arts, trade and the commercial concerns of each region. Also an important source for early Dutch history. Lodovico Guicciardini (Florence 1521 - Antwerp 1589), was an Italian businessman and author. He left Italy for Lyons in 1538 and shortly afterwards settled down in Antwerp where, together with his brother Giovan-Battista, he started dealing in cloth, goldthread and similar commodities. As one of the many Italians in Antwerp who tried to make a living, Guicciardini would have remained unknown if in 1567 he had not published this 'Description of the Whole Netherlands'. See: Brunet II, 1806; Adams G-1540; Belgica Typographica 1360 , Deys, Guicciardini illustratus 1; Tiele, Bibl. 420; STCV .
¶ The finest 16th century book on the Netherlands with fine birds eye views of each of the cities .
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Book number: F2536
GBP 1650.00 [Appr.: EURO 1849.25 US$ 2180.38 | JP¥ 244307]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Rare Netherlands Holland Belgium Flanders

Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
. 5 volumes in folio. splendid edition, one of 300 numbered copies printed by hand from original woodblocks on hand-made Japanese paper. All prints signed by the artist/printer. Bound bloc-book type in oak-tanned cowhide, covers embossed from woodblock. Folder and slipcase covered in hand-made paper, main title and masthead of the volumes are also woodcuts. Düsseldorf, Ursus presse, 1965-1970. Splendid set.
¶ Volume 1: IJOB (Job) 23 woodcuts, separate introduction enclosed; Volume 2: Das Lieder der Lieder (Song of songs) 17 woodcuts, biblical text edited by Max Brod; introd. by J. Mager; Volume 3: Jesaja (Isaiah) 20 woodcuts. Volume 4: Am Anfang ( In the beginning) 21 woodcuts, 1998, In these woodcuts the artist tried to show the development of the Deus absconditus, the hidden God till His revelation in creation. Foundation of this work were the books of the Kabbalah. Volume Volume 5: Ursprung (Origin) 20 woodcuts, 2002, the 2nd announcement of the creation in the Bible. The illustrations cover old folk legends gathered over 3000 years going back to the Stone Age. Cave drawings from 7000 to 200,000 years ago form the basis of these woodcuts. A descriptive booklet in the German language is added.ADDED ALSO: Large poster-sized print , measuring 97 x 61 cm. PSALM 22: Eli, eli, lema sabachtani. Printed from the woodblock in 3 colours, one of an edition of 180 copies printed on Japanese paper signed and numbered . AND Numerous invitsations to Heidenheim's gallery in Duesseldorf( private press ).
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Book number: F2085
GBP 3500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3922.75 US$ 4625.04 | JP¥ 518227]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Theology Wim Meeuws Bibliophile Limited Editions Private Press Bible

Historien Und Buecher
0. 1571.. vom juedischen Krieg .. alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar .. verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affectsa few letters. The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.
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Book number: IS00732
GBP 2250.00 [Appr.: EURO 2521.75 US$ 2973.24 | JP¥ 333146]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianwebi Rare Antiquarian History Judaica Jewish Studies Ancient World Classical Antiquity Renaissance Fine Printing Bindings Illustrated Bibliophile Ex-Libris

Syuita O Dostoevskom/ the Dostoevsky Suite
. 10 ksilografii Anatoliya Ivanovicha Kalashnikova, Pochetnyi chlen Korolevskogo obshchestva khudozhnikov-grafikov Velikobritanii. Vstupitel'naya stat'ya U.E.Batler. London, Akademiya "Primroz", 1994./Ten Wood Engravings by Anatolii Ivanovich Kalashnikov RE (Hon.). With an introduction by W. E. Butler. London: The Primrose Academy, 1994. One of a limited edition of 135 copies, signed by both Kalashnikov and Butler. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. 7 pp. of text followed by 10 spectacular colour woodcuts, gilt lettering on spine. Fine in lightly rubbed slipcase. 135 copies designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press for The Primrose Academy on Zerkall wove paper, typeset by Speedspools, binding by The Fine Bindery. Ten wood engravings, each in three colours, from the original blocks on Zerkall paper, an eleventh in black and white. The introduction is published in both the English and Russian languages. Bound in patterned boards with buckram spines. First Limited edition. [ DR 6 ]( private press ).
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Book number: 090355
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 140.25 US$ 165.18 | JP¥ 18508]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Dostoyevsky Russian Art Woodcuts Wood Engraving Bibliophile Rare Russian

Weisskunig. 2 Volumes. Volume 1: Text Volume 2: Plates.
. In Lichtdruck-Faksimiles nach Fruehdrucken mit Hilfe der Max-Kade-Foundation Inc. New York fuer den Stuttgarter Galerieverein herausgegeben von H. Th. Musper in Verbindung mit Rudolf Buchner, Heinz-Otto Burger und Erwin Peterman." "Die Unterschriften zu den Holzschnitten" (16 p.) in pocket of v. 1.The work of Maximilian I, of Germany, and his secretary, Marx Treitz-Saurwein. 118 of the woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair.Stuttgart, Kohlhammer-Verlag, 1956. 251,467pp. 251 facsimiles of early engravings on plates ,29 illustrations and 8 water-mark illustrations in the text. A beautiful facsimile edition of this substantial and famous volume. Maximilian I, Kaiser (Wiener Neustadt, 1459-1519, Wels), was the son of the Emperor Friedrich III and his consort, a Portuguese princess. By his marriage to Marie of Burgundy in 1477 he united the extensive Burgundian territories (including the Netherlands), with the Habsburg dominions. He was elected German King in 1486, and in 1493 became Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Research indicates this volume to be a quasi-autobiographical work. It tells of his youth, marriage, and campaigns. Its execution was entrusted to his secretary Marx Treitzsauerwein (1450-1527). The emperor died before the work was completed and the MS. was first printed in 1775. Fine hardback set. With dustjackets.( a few small tears in the jackets) Der Weiß Kunig - literally translated as The White King - was prepared in the 16th Century in an apparent collaboration between at least four artists: Leonard Beck (1480-1542); Hans Burgkmair (1473-1531); Hans Schäuffelein (1480-1540); and Hans Springinklee (1490-1540). Bartsch notes that at least 99 of the plates may be attributed to Burgkmair, at least two further may be attributed to Beck (Plates 39 and 78), and one each to Springinklee and Schäuffelein. Jost Dienecker (also known as Jost de Neeker) is among the artisans thought to have worked as engravers on the work. Also known as The Life and Reign of Emperor Maximilian I, Der Weiß Kunig purports to provide a chronicle of the life of the Emperor. Der Weiß Kunig was written by Marx Treitzsaurwein following suggestions and dictation provided directly by Emperor Maximilian I. The allegorical styling of the Emperor as The White King arose from a variety of sources, including the clear symbolic correlations between 'white' and 'wisdom' and the traditional white harness Emperor Maximilian I carried in tournaments and battles. Other rulers are also represented allegorically throughout Der Weiß Kunig, including the King of France (The Blue King), the Duke of Milan (The King of the Worm - a reference drawn from the Milanese coat of arms), and the King of Hungary (The Green King). The allegorical tale is told in three parts: the first deals with previous Habsburg rulers; the second with the birth and early life of Maximilian (through to his marriage to Maria von Burgund); and the third with the rule of Emperor Maximilian I. For the first two elements, Treitzsaurwein drew on a variety of historical sources, but for the third, relied upon direct comment from the Emperor. The third portion of Der Weiß Kunig,therefore, has value as a source document for the era. The woodblocks used in Der Weiß Kunig were carved in the first two decades of the 16th Century, but were not published prior to the Emperor's death. In 1665, the manuscript was rediscovered in Schloss Ambras and a century later, the woodcuts were rediscovered in Graz. Kurzböck's famous publication of the text and woodcuts followed in 1775 - after more than 200 years of the whole work being thought lost.Despite the propagandist intent and the somewhat romanticised imagery within Der Weiß Kunig, the illustrations provide a valuable and intriguing insight into late-Medieval and early-Renaissance Court life and the costumes, housewares,weaponry and architecture of the period. The jackets have a few small tears, otherwise a fine set. [ heavy volumes ].
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Book number: F2257KET
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.25 US$ 99.11 | JP¥ 11105]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ketterer Austria

Wunderliche Und Wahrhaftige Gesichte
0. 1650. Philanders on Sittewald .. Erster Theil. Strassburg, bei Johan-Philipp Mulben und Josias Stadeln, MDCL [1650]; ca. 15.5 x 9.3 cm.; [l], 709. [xxiv] pp. with engraved additional title-page, 8 full-page copper-engraved plates, and 25 woodcut illustrations [one full-page]; contemporary vellum, with two straps with metal tongues that close around two 'pins' in the top board, large contemporary paper title-label on spine, written in bold Fraktura in black ink with the initials in red; binding aged, quite worn but firm, strong and complete, contents embrowned, very early ink ownership inscription beside the imprint on the printed title, small later book-plate on front paste-down. An early edition - cf. Dunnhaupt II, pp.1242-3 - of the first part of Moscherosch's adaptation of the "Visions" of Francisco de Quevedo. Among those who contributed prefatory poems are Harsdorffer, Hille, and Rist. The woodcuts first appeared in Wendel Rihels "Narrenspiegel" of 1549. An unusually well-preserved copy.
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Book number: IS00548
GBP 575.00 [Appr.: EURO 644.5 US$ 759.83 | JP¥ 85137]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare German Literature German Baroque Literature Satire Bindings Seventeenth Century Illustrated Quevedo

Le Livre de Baudoyn, Conte de Flandre. Suivi Des Fragments Du Roman de Trasignyes.
. Bruxelles, chez Berthot et Périchon, 1836, 192pp. illustrations with woodcuts of the period, in original binding which is however rather frayed at corners and edges. Ex-library university of Oxford. Scarce volume.
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Book number: 091004
GBP 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 25.25 US$ 29.73 | JP¥ 3331]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Medieval-Lot Wim Meeuws Flemish Flanders Medieval Low Countries Rare

Le Vite de' Dodici Cesari Di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo ; Tradotte in Volgar Fiorentino Da F. Paolo Del Rosso Cavalier Gerosolimitano. Nuova Edizione
. con le vere effigie de' Cesari ed altre illustrazioni dichiarate nella lettera dell'editore a' lettori. In Venezia appresso Francesco Piacentini. MDCCXXXVIII [1738], XIX, [1], 377, [3]pp.: Title page in black and red, with engraved title vignette. With added engraved title page in pictorial frame, with same motto as title vignette and title: "Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo Le vite de' dodici Cesari".Signed by J [ohn ] B[aptist] Jackson, 1738. With medallion portraits also by Jackson, tail-pieces, initials. With a dedication by F[rancesco] Priscianese, Vita di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo" On pp. 367 - 369: "Nuova traduzione della giunta fatta a Suetonio da Giovanni Ludovico Vives. This work was originally published in Rome in 1544. Paolo Del Rosso, d. 1569. OCLC Number: 39805559/ 797830889. Signature in ink on reverse of title. Some slight browning to corenrs and inner margins of initial and rear few pages and very occasionally in the margins. In a dark brown new quarter morocco binding, spine with 5 raised bands and red title label, cloth covered boards, new end papers . John Baptist Jackson (1701-1754) trained as a wood engraver before traveling to Paris and, finally, to Venice where he became proficient in the chiaroscuro woodcut technique printed in several colours. He is noted chiefly for his major work comprising 24 chiaroscuro woodcuts after paintings by Venetian masters made from 1739 to 1743 and published in Venice in a bound volume in 1745, now considered one of the greatest examples of 18th-century print-making. When Jackson returned to London in 1745 he stopped producing his woodcuts and instead began to work in textile and wallpaper patterning. These efforts did not succeed and he issued a book in 1754 entitled An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, but did not produce any further work .
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Book number: F2587
GBP 195.00 [Appr.: EURO 218.75 US$ 257.68 | JP¥ 28873]
Keywords: Classical Antiquity Rare Sellwood

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