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ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES, INCORPORATING AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF NOTA BY ROBERTO WEISS; ACCOMPANIED BY A LEAF FROM THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED NUMISMATIC BOOK
Crestline, CA: George Frederick Kolbe, 2001. Crestline, CA: George Frederick Kolbe, 2001. full red goatskin, black leather spine label, housed in quarter goatskin clamshell case. 71716|98953|100094|100363/PR. Bird & Bull Press. 8vo. full red goatskin, black leather spine label, housed in quarter goatskin clamshell case. 35, (9) pages. Limited to an edition of 151 copies printed at the Bird & Bull Press on Arches mouldmade paper (Leaf Book - Chalmers 224) of which this is one of 17 bound thus and containing three leaves rather than one; this copy is not numbered and has the following written in pencil by Henry Morris on the colophon page "Binding sample Ja. 11, 2001. All very good but I suggested abt 1/4" less leather to show on boards of slipcase." The first English translation of the essay "Nota," by the late Renaissance scholar, Roberto Weiss, provides both understanding and appreciation of the importance of the very first illustrated numismatic book, Illustrium Imagines which made its appearance in 1517. An original leaf from the Illustrium is mounted and bound into this volume. A black and white illustration, "Images of the Illustrious," done in the manner of an ancient Roman coin, was created by wood engraver, Wesley W. Bates. Prospectus loosely inserted.
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