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Vitae Imperatorum Caesarumque Rom. Orient. et Occid. Uxorum & Liberorum eorundem, Item Tyran. qui Romanum Imper. occupare diversis temporibus conati sunt, à Caio Iulio Caesare, primo Roman
Frankfurt am Main: Eberhard Kiefer [Eberhard Kieser], 1629. Very Good -. Title continued: "Monarchia usq; ad Invictiss. D.D. Ferdinandum II. Roman. Imper. & annum Christi M.DC.XXIX. una cum eorum effigiebus & Symbolis ex probatissimis Historicis, aureis etiam, argenteis, & aeneis numismatibus delineatis. Accesserunt Historia et Series Belli Bohemico-Germanici, sive Commentarii de statu Reip. sub Imperio Invictiss. D. Ferdinandi II. Imper. Roman. Genealogia Seren. Ducum, Archiducum, Regum & Imperatorum, ex Illust. Familia Austriaca prognatorum." [2], 514, [8], 18, [2], 123, [1], p.: 1 folded leaf of a plate, 620 in-text medallion portraits from coins; 33 cm. Signatures: ):(2(+1) A-2U6 2X4 a4 b6 A-O4 P6 (folio). Contemporary full calf with seven spine compartments between raised bands. Double blind-ruled border on each board. All page edges red. Former owner's bookplate on front fixed endpaper of W.S. Appleton. William S. Appleton (d. 1903) served as the secretary of the Boston Numismatic Society and "was regarded as one of the most learned of American numismatists" (NYT, May 19, 1907). His collection of American coins was given to the Massachusetts Historical Society; his English and Canadian coins were sold at auction 1n 1907. Another former owner's name written at head of title page, with another name written over it. Also at head of title page: Collegii Paris: Soctis. Jesu [Collegii Parisiensis Societatis Jesu]. Genealogia et Series Serenissimorum & Potentissimorum Austriae has separate title page. Main title is within extensively engraved border; Genealogia title page has woodcut title vignette. Woodcut initials, and head- and tailpieces. In Very Good- Condition: leather is rubbed and apparently has old leather preservative or other treatment, primarily on spine and edges; front joint starting to separate, but stitching solid; folded plate has old repair of tear along one horizontal fold, without loss of image; upper corner of pp. 71-72 lacking without loss of text or illustration; pp. 145-46 lacking; old dampstain at foot of title page, not touching engraving; scattered foxing, soiling, and browning. Very scarce.
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