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John Law
The Great Mirror of Folly. Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid, / Vertoonende de opkomft, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Widnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden, gepleegt in den Jaare MDCCXX.
Holland / Amsterdam 1720. Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid, / Vertoonende de opkomft, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Widnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden, gepleegt in den Jaare MDCCXX. [1720]. Bound in Dutch calf, contemporary to the time of publication, with the spine divided into seven gilt-stamped compartments by six raised bands, with a gilt letter piece in the second compartment from the top, gilt tooling on the board edges and red speckled leaf edges. Externally the boards are lightly scuffed, with the gilding on the edges largely intact, with the front hinge having a split forming and a smaller one on the back, but with both hinges still quite strong, and some light chipping on the head and tail of the spine, with the gilding of the panels very mildly scuffed. Internally the leaves are generally clean and amply margined, with occasional toning and mild marginal staining on some leaves, with few fox-marks otherwise. With 74 Plates. Issues and states of this work are complex and we can only assume it is as issued, with nothing added or taken away as it still retains the original 18th Century paste downs and two blank leaves. Also this work has not seen a lot of use as there are almost no tears to speak of in the large fold out plates. Probably as nice a copy in original unrestored binding as one could find. The Volume is Complete Inasmuch as this highly variable publication can be considered complete, with a compliment of 74 plates, 70 of the commonly found plates, and four supplemental plates as listed by Muller, including a map of the Mi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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