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La Connoissance des Pavillons ou Bannieres - Aubin, Nicolas (attributed) - 1737. [1272961]
Jacques van den Kieboom, Amsterdam 1737 - A quarto measuring 9" x 7". Binding is very pleasing, an extremely handsome rebinding using renewed old materials. Old contemporary calf boards that have signs of wear with lovely patina were sensitively and expertly rebacked with a spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in the compartments, all beautifully done by this master binder. There are 28 pages of text and 90 engraved plates, all present as called for. The title page is a facsimile printed on old paper, and endpapers are renewed, otherwise all original. Condition is good. A2 repaired at top corners, plate 31 has a clean tear in the fore-edge margin that touches the flag, plates 88 and 89 are out of sequence. Minor foxing otherwise clean. The first 24 plates have the flags identified under each plate in an old French hand (you can see it on the photo of plate 3, above). The book block is solid, hinges firm, spine beautiful and gilt bright. The book is quite beautiful. The engravings are finely done, and each flag is beautifully hand-colored in rich reds, blues, greens and yellows. In general, each full page plate has two flags, but some have one spectacular large flag, and a few have 3 flags per page. The flags are shown bravely waving on staffs. It includes many of the small nation states and principalities of the time, including Genoa, the Isle of Corsica (dependent on Genoa), Tuscany, Dunkerque (ville de la Flandre Francoise), Sleeswik-Holstein, Livonia, Pomerania, as well as Tripoli, Tunis, the Mogol Empire, Nanking, the Emperor of China, the Emperor of the Tartars, Barbary, and many, many, more, both large and small. this book is exceedingly rare - -with only two copies listed at auction for sale in the past 50 years. Worldcat (OCLC) lists only 20 copies held worldwide, virtually all at national libraries such as the Library of Congress, the National Maritime Museum (UK) and the Bibliotheque Nationale de FranceThe book is quite beautiful. The engravings are finely done, and each flag is beautifully hand-colored in rich reds, blues, greens and yellows. In general, each full page plate has two flags, but some have one spectacular large flag, and a few have 3 flags per page. The flags are shown bravely waving on staffs. It includes many of the small nation states and principalities of the time, including Genoa, the Isle of Corsica (dependent on Genoa), Tuscany, Dunkerque (ville de la Flandre Francoise), Sleeswik-Holstein, Livonia, Pomerania, as well as Tripoli, Tunis, the Mogol Empire, Nanking, the Emperor of China, the Emperor of the Tartars, Barbary, and many, many, more, both large and small. The book is a quarto measuring 9" x 7". Binding is very pleasing, an extremely handsome rebinding using renewed old materials. Old contemporary calf boards that have signs of wear with lovely patina were sensitively and expertly rebacked by the important Felton bookbinding house with a spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in the compartments, all beautifully done by this master binder. There are 28 pages of text and 90 engraved plates, all present as called for. The title page is a facsimile printed on old paper, and endpapers are renewed, otherwise all original. Condition is good. A2 repaired at top corners, plate 31 has a clean tear in the fore-edge margin that touches the flag, plates 88 and 89 are out of sequence. Minor foxing otherwise clean. The first 24 plates have the flags identified under each plate in an old French hand (you can see it on the photo of plate 3, above). The book block is solid, hinges firm, spine beautiful and gilt bright. This is a beautiful book, handsomely bound, of a very scarce title. Very scarce, very beautiful, very desirable. Shipping & Payment TermsWE ARE LOCATED IN CANADA.International Customers -- we may be able to ship more cheaply than we show – please e-mail us to see what we can offer to your location.US Customers – We ship twice or more a week using the US Postal Service via our courier from Canada to the mailing address in New York and then on t [Attributes: First Edition]
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