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Drexel, Jeremias [1581 - 1638]. Drexel, Lucy Wharton [1867 - 1944] - Prior Owner
ORBIS PHAETHON, sive, De Universis Vitiis Linguæ. Pars Altera
Monachii: Apud Melchiorem Segen, Bibliopolam, & Nicolaum Henricum, 1629. 1st edition. [12], 202, [6], 203 - 667, [9] pp. Errata p. 608. Colophon p. 609. Illustrated with 13 [of 14] copperplate engravings by Sadeler. 24mo: a - 2f^12. Last 3 leaves blank. 5-3/4" x 3-1/4". Period full pigskin with elaborate blind-tooled boards. Jesuit 'IHS over Anchor' oval device to front board; 'MRA' oval device to rear board. Binding shows average wear & soiling, lacking original clasps. Lacks ffep & "Z" plate. Prior owner signature of one "G. Furman, Brooklyn, L. I." C1 with 1.5" horizontal tear [no loss]. Withal, a VG copy of a somewhat uncommon book. Item #34060 The volume the second part of a dictionary of sins covering the letters K-Z. The first part was published in Munich in the same year. The volume with the bookplate of Lucy Wharton Drexel, almost certainly that of the wife of Joseph Wihelm Drexel, and sister-in-law to Anthony J. Drexel, the founder of Drexel University. And of course, one can't help but wonder at the familial connection between the 19th C Drexel owner, with the 17th C Drexel author. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]

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