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  1. First edition in Latin; folio (45 x 32.5 cm); 325 of 326 leaves (lacking final blank), calligraphic woodcut title, 1809 woodcut illustrations from 645 blocks by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, some with contemporary hand-colour, occasional light toning to leaves, partly washed, some minor finger-soiling; 19th century full red morocco by Petit, inner dentelles gilt, spine with six raised bands, gilt lettering to second and third compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; an excellent example of this important work.

    £75,000
  2. First edition, copy number 9 of 30 copies on Canute paper of an edition limited to 203 copies (150 for sale); 4to; illustrated with 13 photographs taken by the author; publisher'sl brown morocco, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, pictorial gilt vignette of bird with worm in beak to lower cover, top edge gilt others uncut, upper joint lightly rubbed, a very good example.

    £8,750
  3. [One of 500 copies]; 8vo; printed in Golden type throughout with numbers printed in red, elaborate wood-engraved title-page and facing page with border & initial, further woodcut initials and border decorations, internally a fine copy; original limp vellum, lacking the actual ties, but otherwise a fine example, in the original gilt-lettered board slip-case; housed in later morocco-backed cockerel papered board solander.

    £3,000
 

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