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2020-11-19 00:28:03
Casimir Freschot
Playing cards. 1707 Della Nobilta Veneta. Printed with 52 cards to illustrate.
Venice: Gabriel Hertz, 1707. See pictures. Recently rebound, binding only lightly dusted, with perhaps the lightest rubs. Name and number "m9060" on flyleaf, smudge on pastedown. 1/2 title and title missing. I collated the rest of the book and it is complete, excluding one Venetian postcard at the rear; 70 of 71 plates, all 52 playing cards present. Occasional moisture intrusion mark onto text, but mostly marginal. Toning. Occasional spot, thumb, edge tear and corner chip. Blue smudge at bottom of *7. Ghosting of plates. Occasional pencil annotation. 191 corner missing, no text affected. Blue ink dot at fore-edge bottom from 420 to 22, only a few instances of it reaching text. Chipping to last plate edges. The arms and histories of the families of Venice, printed with fifty-two plates to make a set of playing cards, with playing card labelling in the upper right corner of each plate. First published in 1682, this is the second edition, printed in 1707, which (at the rear) includes an appendage of families added since the first edition. Also, at the rear, are eleven (of twelve) plates, which I've seen described as postcards of important people in Venice in their costume (includes the Doge, etc.). Unfortunately this copy lacks the 1/2 title page, and title page, but elsewise I went through the book and counted each page and plate and found it to be complete excepting one add-in plate at the rear. The original work has 52 plates, and one additional non-playing card plate (on the verso of a page). The addendum of 1707 adds an additional six plates. The plates at the rear count … [Click Below for Full Description]
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