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The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili of 1499. An Introduction on the Dream, the Dreamer, the Artist, and the Printer by George D. Painter.
London: Eugrammia Press, 1963, 1499. 4to (315 x 205 mm), limited to 315 numbered copies, printed on mould-made paper specially made for this edition by W. & R. Balston, 24pp., introduction bound in orig. wrappers (a little worn), with the facsimile bound in full red morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, slip-case. Presentation inscription from George Painter. One of the most celebrated books of the fifteenth century. It was illustrated by an unknown master with woodcuts of haunting beauty, and printed by the great Aldus Manutius of Venice in a noble type with majestic setting and press work. Provenance: From the library of Howard M. Nixon (1909-1983), British librarian and bookbinding historian.
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