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        Iohannes Livineius Belga Gandensis, recensebat, ac notis illustrabat.

      Antwerp, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1599. 8:o. 397,+ (2) s. A few spottings, page 277-78 with hole in margin affecting letters in comments, but overall very clean. Near contemporary full vellum with ink lettering on spine, marbled edges. Exlibris and owner's autograph of Gunnar Wennerberg. Schweiger II, p. 1311. A good edition of the Panegyrici, a collection of speeches, based on new MSS material and with still useful comments. Among the speeches are Plinius the younger's on Trajanus and Latinius Drepanus Pacatus' on Theodosius. Jean Lievens Gandensis (1546-1599), Belgian theologist and hellenist

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        Oldenburgische Chronicon.

      Das ist, Beschreibung der löblichen uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, etz. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck und Herzogen zu Holstein entsprossen, sampt ihres Stammens ersten Ankunfft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben und Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern und Wappen gezieret, auffs aller fleissigste zusammen getragen, durch Hermannum Hamelmannum. Oldenburg, Warner Berends Erben, 1599. Folio. Grav. titelblad,+ (84),+ 494,+ (16) s.+ dubbelsidig grav. plansch,+ 2 dubbelsidiga tryckta tabeller. Med 63 gravyrer i texten samt åtskilliga träsnitt, några helsides. Fuktrand i nedre hörn med fulare fläckar sid. 150-250, enstaka småfläckar, fläck med reva sid. 53-54, reva i nedre hörn s. 179, sid. 213-214 och 439-440. Samtida bläckanteckningar och understrykningar på sid. 410-411 om Daniel Rantzau. Blyertsanteckningar. Nött samtida pergamentband med svartpräglad rygg och dito pärmar, sydd lagning på bakre pärmen och småhål, med Oldenburg-Delmenthorsts vapen svartpräglat på fram- och bakpärmen, röda snitt. Med Katrina Rantzouws (Rantzau) namnteckning, daterad 1620, på frampärmens insida. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. VD16 H407. Adams H30. Graesse III, 203. Carlander III, s. 564ff. Första upplagan av av denna fint illustrerade krönika över ätten Oldenburg, från vilken bl.a. det danska kungahuset härstammar. Herman Hamelmann (1526-95) var luthersk teolog och historiker. Efter hans död fortsattes arbetet och utgavs av Anton Hering och Hermann Neuwald. Det är den första boken som trycks i Oldenburg. Presentexemplar (?) med det Oldenburgsk-Delmenthorska vapnet svartpräglat inom ram på båda pärmarna. Namnteckningen kan tillhöra Catharine Rantzau (1590-1655) som gifte sig 1607 med Henrik Rantzau. Understrykningarna och anteckningarna i slutet rör Daniel Rantzau och det Nordiska sjuårskriget mellan Sverige och Danmark. Släkten Rantzau härstammar från Holstein och Daniel Rantzau (1529-69) ledde de danska trupperna under kriget

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        THE HAVEN-FINDING ART, OR, THE WAY TO FIND ANY HAVEN OR PLACE AT SEA, BY THE LATITUDE AND VARIATION. LATELY PUBLISHED IN THE DUTCH, FRENCH, AND LATINE TONGUES, BY COMMANDEMENT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE COUNT MAURITZ OF NASSAU, LORD HIGH ADMIRAL OF THE UNITE

      London: G. B[ishop], R. N[ewbery], and R. B[arker], 1599.. [16],27pp. including three woodcut figures in the text (one full-page, one three-quarter page). Small quarto. Modern sprinkled calf, boards and spine gilt. Upper outer joint tender, separating at top and bottom. Bookplates of Boies Penrose on front free pastedown and recto of front free endpaper, modern bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. Titlepage age-toned, slight chips to foredge, old paper repairs at corners (not affecting text). A very good copy. In a half morocco box. First edition in English of Simon Stevin's navigation manual, HAVENVINDING, published the same year as the original Dutch edition and separately printed French and Latin editions. Stevin served as quartermaster- general of the Dutch army and was often consulted on matters of defense and navigation by the government of the Netherlands. A compilation of information on magnetic variation which would assist navigators in determining their position at sea, this English edition was translated by Edward Wright upon the urging of Richard Hakluyt. The translator "explained that he had brought the book out in the hope that it would assist masters engaged on long voyages to find their position by means only of their latitude and variation...It was hoped that instead of guessing, as up till now those not in possession of the information had had to do, and often wrongly...English navigators knowing their variation when in the latitude of St. Helena would be able to say, like the Portuguese, 'I am east, or I am west, of St. Helena because my variation is less, or is more, than the variation at St. Helena.' They could, of course, find the variation of St. Helena from THE HAVEN-FINDING ART" - Waters. A work of extraordinary rarity, this is the only copy to appear at auction in the last seventy years. It realized $5280 at the Penrose sale in 1971. STC 23265. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 100. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 3453. Waters, THE ART OF NAVIGATION pp.229-30.

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        Americae Pars VIII. Continens Primo, descriptionem trium itinerum nobilissimi et fortissimi equitis Francisci Draken...secundo, iter nobilissimi equitis Thomae Candisch...tertio, duo itinera, noblissimi & fortissimi domini Gualtheri Ralegh

      [Frankfurt]: Theodorici de Bry viduae & filiorum, 1599. 2 parts bound in one volume, folio. (13 1/8 x 9 inches). [2],78; 99pp. The first letterpress title with integral engraved vignette of a double hemisphere world map, 18 half-page engraved plates, each with descriptive letterpress text beneath, versos blank, 1 folding engraved map of north-eastern South America. (Leaves expertly washed and pressed). Bound to style in limp vellum, half morocco and cloth slipcase. The circumnavigations of Drake and Cavendish, and Raleigh in search of El Dorado, with important maps The first edition, in Latin, of Part VIII of De Bry's Grand Voyages, here in the third issue, but without the two extra in-text maps on pages 78 and 3. This volume contains relations of six different voyages, by Drake, Cavendish, and Raleigh, with a map and illustrations never before published. These accounts describe Drake's famous circumnavigation of the world and Caribbean raids, Cavendish's circumnavigation, and the famous search for El Dorado. The three voyages of Sir Francis Drake recounted here are of the greatest importance. The first is a description of the famous voyage of circumnavigation of 1577-80, only described in print up to that time by Hakluyt, here based on the account of Nuno da Silva. Drake's Caribbean raid of 1585-86 is also reported, based on the account of Walter Bigges, as well as the final voyage of 1595-96, directed against the Spanish at Panama. This is the first extensive account of the last voyage, during which Drake died off Panama, and it is evidently based directly on his log, continued by others after his death. Besides these texts, the titlepage of the volume has an extraordinary double hemisphere world map, showing the track of Drake's circumnavigation with an inset portrait of Drake. Illustrations relating to Drake include engravings of his landing on the coast of Patagonia and his reception by California Indians during the circumnavigation voyage, as well as engravings after Boazio showing his captures of Santiago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and St. Augustine during the1855-86 Caribbean raid. The St. Augustine view is the earliest view of any North American town. Sir Thomas Cavendish's circumnavigation of 1586-88 was the third voyage around the world, and the account published here on pages 43-78 is one of the first to appear (accounts were issued in Amsterdam almost concurrently). This account is by Francis Pretty. The voyage followed a track similar to Drake's and was certainly based on knowledge gleaned from his trip. Three plates illustrate Cavendish's experiences in the Pacific. The remainder of the volume describes two voyages to the Caribbean and South America, one by Sir Walter Raleigh undertaken in 1595 in his famous search for El Dorado, and another of the following year to the same place, attributed to Raleigh but actually undertaken by Laurence Kemys. The large folding map illustrates this part of the volume, and provides the most detailed version of the cartography and imagined cartography of the Orinoco, Amazon and Guiana region published up to that time. Five of the illustrations also relate to the Guiana exploration. One of the most difficult parts of the De Bry Grand Voyages to obtain, with descriptions of the second and third circumnavigations of the world. Church Catalogue 164. JCB (3)I:401- 2; European Americana 599/21; Kraus, Drake 31; Sabin 8784; Servies 87.

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        AMERICAE PARS VIII. CONTINENS PRIMO, DESCRIPTIONEM TRIUM ITINERUM NOBILISSIMI ET FORTISSIMI EQUITIS FRANCISCI DRAKEN...SECUNDO, ITER NOBILISSIMI EQUITIS THOMAE CANDISCH...TERTIO, DUO ITINERA, NOBLISSIMI & FORTISSIMI DOMINI GUALTHERI RALEGH

      [Frankfurt]: Theodorici de Bry viduae & filiorum, 1599.. Two parts bound in one volume. [2],78; 99pp. Double hemisphere copper plate world map on title-leaf, plus letterpress title and eighteen plates, each with a half page copper plate engraving and descriptive text, versos blank. Folding engraved map of northeastern South America. Folio. Modern limp vellum. Leaves expertly washed and pressed. Overall a very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase. The first edition, in Latin, of Part VIII of De Bry's GRAND VOYAGES, here in the third issue, but without the two extra in-text maps on pages 78 and 3. This volume contains relations of six different voyages, by Drake, Cavendish, and Raleigh, with a map and illustrations never before published. These accounts describe Drake's famous circumnavigation of the world and Caribbean raids, Cavendish's circumnavigation, and the famous search for El Dorado. The three voyages of Sir Francis Drake recounted here are of the greatest importance. The first is a description of the famous voyage of circumnavigation of 1577- 80, only described in print up to that time by Hakluyt, here based on the account of Nuno da Silva. Drake's Caribbean raid of 1585-86 is also reported, based on the account of Walter Bigges, as well as the final voyage of 1595-96, directed against the Spanish at Panama. This is the first extensive account of the last voyage, during which Drake died off Panama, and it is evidently based directly on his log, continued by others after his death. Besides these texts, the titlepage of the volume has an extraordinary double hemisphere world map, showing the track of Drake's circumnavigation with an inset portrait of Drake. Illustrations relating to Drake include engravings of his landing on the coast of Patagonia and his reception by California Indians during the circumnavigation voyage, as well as engravings after Boazio showing his captures of Santiago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and St. Augustine during the 1855-86 Caribbean raid. The St. Augustine view is the earliest view of any North American town. Sir Thomas Cavendish's circumnavigation of 1586-88 was the third voyage around the world, and the account published here on pages 43-78 is one of the first to appear (accounts were issued in Amsterdam almost concurrently). This account is by Francis Pretty. The voyage followed a track similar to Drake's and was certainly based on knowledge gleaned from his trip. Three plates illustrate Cavendish's experiences in the Pacific. The remainder of the volume describes two voyages to the Caribbean and South America, one by Sir Walter Raleigh undertaken in 1595 in his famous search for El Dorado, and another of the following year to the same place, attributed to Raleigh but actually undertaken by Laurence Kemys. The large folding map illustrates this part of the volume, and provides the most detailed version of the cartography and imagined cartography of the Orinoco, Amazon and Guiana region published up to that time. Five of the illustrations also relate to the Guiana exploration. One of the most difficult parts of the De Bry GRAND VOYAGES to obtain, with descriptions of the second and third circumnavigations of the world. CHURCH CATALOGUE 164. JCB (3)I:401-2. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 599/21. SABIN 8784. KRAUS, DRAKE 31. SERVIES 87.

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        Il Consolato Del Mare. Nel Qvale si Comprendono Tutti Gli Statuti

      1599. [Consolato del Mare]. Ca da Mosto, Alvise [1432-1488]. Il Consolato Del Mare. Nel Quale si Comprendono Tutti Gli Statuti, & Ordini, Disposti da Gli Antichi, Per Ogni Caso di Mercantia & Di Navigare: Cosi a Beneficio di Marinari, Come di Mercanti, & Patroni di Nave, & Navilii: Con l'Aggiunta delle Ordinationi Sopra l'Armate di Mare, Sicurta Entrate, Uscite; & Con Il Portolano del Mare. Di nuouo con Quella piu Accurrata Diligentia, Che s'e Potuto Corretto, & Ristampato. Con una Nuova Tavola de i Capitoli. Venice: Appresso L. Spineda, 1599. [xvi], 232; [4], 37 [i.e. 74] pp. The second part, Il Portolano del Mare, has title page and separate foliation. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary vellum, spine repaired, pastedowns renewed, ties lacking. Minor edgewear, light soiling and a few stains to boards, which are slightly bowed. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning, minor worming in a few places with negligible loss to text. Early owner signature to title page, contemporary underlining and check marks to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * Later edition. A landmark in the development of maritime law, the Consolato del Mare was first published in Barcelona in 1484. A digest of the law and practice commonly followed by the commercial judges in the chief ports around the Mediterranean, it became a maritime common law of the Mediterranean and a foundation for subsequent European maritime laws and customs. It circulation was widest in Italy, especially among the Venetians, but it was also influential in Western Europe. In addition to maritime law, it contains a great deal of information about the day-to-day operations of a ship and practical advice on seafaring. Il Portolano del Mare, an appendix, is usually attributed to Alvise Ca da Mosto, a Venetian navigator who made two voyages to Guinea in the service of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 C2538.

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        MILICIA Y DESCRIPCION DE LAS INDIAS

      Madrid: En casa de Pedro Madrigal, 1599.. [15],186,[21] leaves, lacking portrait facing p.1 and final leaf with printing ornament. Small quarto. Early mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Minor wear to hinges and corners. Some soiling and wear on lower corners of last few index pages. Earlier library ink stamps. Very good. One of the most important Spanish works on the Indies and New World military organization in the 16th century. It is a tactical manual by a Spanish veteran of the colonial South American frontier and the brutal wars against rebellious native Americans, as well as a rich source of ethnographic and military detail. "The first manual of guerilla warfare ever published...he advocated for the Americas the creation of commando groups to carry out search-and-destroy missions deep within enemy territory for up to two years at a time" - Parker. This work served as both a guide to aid new arrivals in conquest, as well as a sometimes testy address to King Phillip II detailing Vargas Machuca's many services to the Crown, whom he felt never recognized him adequately for his service. The text is divided into four books, followed by a description of the Indies. The parts cover the following subjects: the qualities needed to lead, the preparation of soldiers and necessary materials, the duty of the soldier, and the settling of the land after conquest. It includes significant chapters on military medicine and natural history, though the real significance lies in the fact that "scattered throughout MILICIA INDIANA are unwitting fragments of indigenous and rural Spanish colonial history. Perhaps the main gap that this book helps to fill, if only partially, is the story of early and unconquered 'backcountry' New Granada" - Lane. Bernardo Vargas Machuca (ca.1555-1622) was a Spanish soldier, born in Simancas. He took part in several campaigns in Old Granada and Italy before setting off for the Caribbean in 1578 to help chase down the famed pirate, Francis Drake. His first services in the New World are obscure, until he arrived in New Granada, present-day Colombia, in 1585, one of many re-conquistadors still hoping to find the golden city of El Dorado. While settled in New Granada he participated in many campaigns against rebellious natives, becoming known for his ruthless and quick- striking tactics, explained in this text. These included campaigns in present-day Peru and Bolivia, and Colombia. In 1595 he returned to Spain, hoping to capitalize on his service to obtain promotion. Despite his best efforts, including the publication of this book, Vargas Machuca was unable to secure an encomienda or any other titles or appointments from King Phillip II. What positions he did manage to secure were in out- of-the-way locations relatively ignored by the Crown: one as paymaster of the three forts of Portobelo in Panama and later as governor of Margarita Island in the Caribbean. Both appointments were short- lived and ill-starred, and in the end, Vargas Machuca, both broke and indignant, made his way to court once again to seek another appointment. In keeping with his ill-luck, he died suddenly in Madrid of an unknown illness, shortly after being appointed governor of Antioquia, one of New Granada's declining gold districts. The MILICIA INDIANA is thus a manual of Indian warfare, an appeal for promotion based on services, and a picture of the colonial New World at a time far less documented than the original conquest. The multiple bankruptcies of the Spanish Crown and the decline of bullion production from the Americas was leading the New World empire into a long, slow decline. It is this period on entropy, balanced by violent frontier conflict, that Vargas Machuca documents. The book is also a proposal: the Indian uprisings in colonial Chile, long a thorn in the side of the Spanish, had broken out again, and he hoped to be appointed governor- general there, to suppress the rebellion with the tactics described in the book. He did not get the appointment. Besides this book Vargas Machuca wrote COMPENDIO Y DOCTRINA NUEVA DE LA GINETA, SECRETOS Y ADVERTENCIAS DE ELLA, SENALES Y ENFRENAMIENTOS DE CABALLOS, SU CURACION Y BENEFICIO, a manual on horsemanship printed in Madrid in 1619; and DEFENSA DE LAS CONQUISTAS DE LAS INDIAS, an attack on Las Casas, which only survives in manuscript. This is the only copy of the present work to appear for sale since a copy sold at auction in 1967; Maggs asked £250 for a copy in 1927. As is usually the case, the final leaf with printing ornament is lacking, as is the portrait. A rare and interesting work on early warfare tactics against the natives of South America. Accompanied by the modern scholarly translation. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 599/89. MEDINA (BHA) 402. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 9. PALAU 352445. SABIN 98604. MAGGS BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA 496:407. Geoffrey Parker, THE MILITARY REVOLUTION: MILITARY INNOVATION AND THE RISE OF THE WEST (Cambridge, 1996), p.120. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA VI, p.260. Kris Lane, ed., THE INDIAN MILITIA AND DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIES (Durham, 2008).

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        The Bible, Translated According to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance...

      London: Imprinted At London by the deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maistie, 1599. Cum gratia & privilegio Regiae Maiestatis.. A true 1599 Bible. Black letter text (gothic script), in double columns with marginal notes. Light toning to some leaves, but otherwise a very clean and complete Bible. 4to. 9" x 7" x 2" [ 22.8cm x 17.8cm x 5.3cm ]. A very good full leather binding, probably 17th century. Simple blind stamp decoration to the boards. Spine and corners professionally strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands. The Prayer Book precedes the bible, but is incomplete, with just the Psalmes bound-in before the bible. The Bible begins with an engraved general title, dated 1599, with; "Of the incomparable treasure..." to verso. Followed by: "To the Christian Reader."; and "How to take profite in reading the holy Scriptures." The Old Testament is complete. Leaf 2 (Genesis III.) with hole affecting 15 lines in one column. Old Testament ends with Malachi f.358 b. The Apocrypha begins on f. 359 and ends on f.434 a. Engraved New Testament title page, dated 1599. Followed by: "The summe of the whole scripture..."; Certain questions and answers..." ending with contents. The New Testament is complete beginning on f.441 and ending on f. 554 b. Bound with: "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances..." (undated). The text is complete, ending with ornate tailpiece and colophon for 'the Deputies of Christopher Barker...' , but undated. Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes... Printed by John Windet for the Assignes of Richard Daye, 1599." The text is complete, ending with a colophon, also dated 1599. The last few leaves are soiled and strengthened along the leading edge. A well preserved copy of a late 16th century Geneva Bible. Referenced by Herbert No. 247 / Darlow & Moule No. 187 / STC 2173.

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        Oldenburgische Chronicon Das ist Beschreibung Der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst/ ec. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck und Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen, Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunnft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben und Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern und Wapen gezieret...(Angebunden C. Spangenberg:) Hennebergische Chronica. Der uralten Loblichen Grauen und Fürste zu Henneberg, Genealogia Stammenbaum und Historia, Ihrer ankunfft, Lob und gedenckwürdigen Thaten, Geschichten und Sachen, ware unnd gründliche Beschreibung... (2 Werke).

      (Oldenburg, Warner Berendts Erben), 1599 - Strassburg, (Bernhard Jobins Erben), 1599. Folio. One contemp. full limp vellum with ties. Blindtooled borders on covers. On front cover in black printing: "C V D A I G G 1600" Ms titles on spine. (86),494,(18) incl. (2) blank and engraved ornamental title. Profusely textillustrated with engravings and woodcuts among them the full-page portrait of the author, a full-page view of Oldenburg, 3 folded genealogical tables and the double-page engraved elevated plan of Oldenburg. Some scattered brownspots, a few quires browned, sometimes slight offsetting from engravings. Printed on thick paper.(Spangenberg:) Title printed in red a.black with large wood-engr. coat of arms. (8),287,(18) pp. Last leaf with printers wood-cut device. Some rather heavy browning to the last quires. Some scattered brownspots.. Both works in first edition. Hamelmann's Chronicon is the first book to be printed in Oldenburg (Brunet) and it is the historical source work for the "House of Oldenburg" whose descendents became kings of Denmark and emperors of Russia. - Adams H 30

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        Die freye Perspektive, oder Anweisung, Jeden Perspektivischen Aufriß von freyen Stücken und ohne Grundriß zu verfertigen.A Masterpiece in Descriptive Geometry. Zürich: Heidegger und Compagnie, 1759. First edition.

      Lambert's second book was "intended for the artist wishing to give a perspective drawing without first having to construct a ground plan. It is nevertheless a masterpiece in descriptive geometry, containing a wealth of geometrical discoveries. In this work Lambert proved himself a geometer of great intuitive powers. In the generality of his outlook, as in certain specific aspects, his work resembles that of Monge later on, usually considered the founder of descriptive geometry as a distinct branch of mathematics. Lambert's investigations of possible constructions by the use of a simple ruler, for example, constructing an ellipse from five given points, was similar in spirit to the program of Poncelet and J. Steiner two generations later" (D.S.B.) "A qualitative leap was made by Lambert in his book Freye Perspective ... He tried to construct perspective pictures by using an implicit form of projective geometry, without a given plan and elevation of the scene. In some sense his Freye Perspective contains the most fruitful use of the plane as a model of space; that is, to work on the plane without projections of the spatial objects instead of the objects themselves. This idea was later developed by Gaspard Monge" (Grattan-Guinness: Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, p.1599). "In his Freye perspektive he not only discussed perspective drawing but also the intriguing problem of what geometric constructions can be made with a straight edge alone and only a fixed compass" (Gray: Ideas of Space, pp.72). See also 'The Geometry of an Art, by Kirsti Andersen, pp. 647-650 for a detailed account of this work. The work was published simultaneously in German and French (La perspective affranchie de l'embaras du plan géométral). A second edition was published in two volumes in 1774 by Orell, Gessner, Fuesslin.. A very nice copy in contemporary parchment. Small 8vo: 182 x115 mm. Some slight wear to spine and corners. (12),196 pp. and 6 folding plates. This copy is lacking the errata leaf. The misprints have however been added/corrected in old ink by an earlier owner

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