Occult rare books
FLUDD, Robert.Utriusque Cosmi Maioris scilicet et Minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica Historia.
First edition; 4 parts in 2 vols, folio (31 x 20 cm); folding engraved chronological table at beginning of volume one, numerous engravings throughout, many full-page, some double-page and folding, engraved title pages to each part, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, a few marginal repairs to volume one, some damp-staining, leaves toned, occasional foxing, some leaves trimmed; later full brown morocco, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spine, all edges red, marbled endpapers, corners slightly rubbed, presented in a modern green cloth slipcase; , 206, , 788, ; , 277, 191, pp.£22,500
One of 310 copies, from an overall limitation of 366; 4to; frontispiece, photographic portrait, illustrations and plates; later green crushed morocco backed green cloth by Morrell, original wrappers bound in, spine slightly sunned, t.e.g., others uncut.£250
First American edition, first printing; 8vo; text-block clean and without ownership markings or occult marginalia, sadly; publisher's black cloth lettered in red, an excellent copy with spine still nicely rounded, blood-spatter dust-jacket, unclipped, worn at corners and spine ends with slight loss, closed tear descending 8 cm from head of spine down upper hinge with no loss.£3,800