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2020-09-11 06:36:38
Antique Johann Friedrich Bernhard Menzzer Calligraphy Engravings Book 1775 18thc
Fabulous and rare antique book by Johann Friedrich Bernhardt Menzzer, 1775, first edition. An illustrated book of calligraphy, 31 pages of elaborate hand flourishes including title page. Plates are in Latin, French, and German using quotations, biblical passages and alphabets. Menzzer was secretary and scribe to Ludwig lX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Book exhibits wear to original covers, with wear to edges, spine cover coming off, Interior pages are discolored with edge wear throughout, honestly just adds to its beauty. One page has lower corner missing as shown. Worm track about 1/2 inch at center from page 22 to end. Front and back blank pages creased. Measures 12.5" x 8.5". A wonderful rare book.
Bookseller: dimwhit [Kansas City, Kansas, United States]
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