The Illustrated Travels of Cornelis de Bruyn

    Cornelis de Bruyn. Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn, Door de vermaaardste Deelen van Klein Asia, Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus, Metelino, Stanchio, &c... Delft: Henrik van Krooneveld, 1698. First edition. Quarto. [18], 398, [8 index] pages. Engraved portrait of the author. 92 [out of 102] engraved plates (many folding or double-page). Several in-text engravings, and ornamental head- and tail- pieces. Lacking ten engraved plates, engraved frontispiece and map, and text leaf E4 (being pages 39 and 40). Bound in vellum over beveled boards, blind stamped rules and centered medallion on covers, seven raised spine bands with manuscript ink title. Binding rubbed, scratched, and soiled, boards warped, vellum turn-ins detaching from boards, lower compartment torn exposing spine, joints cracked. Pastedowns with tears and some paper losses (detaching from boards). Large dampstain covering approximately half of each leaf towards the front of the book and slowly diminishing to the margins towards the rear. Pages over-opened and textblock cracked between leaves Ff4 and Gg. Foxing, soiling, and creasing. Few small holes in gutters and margins. Plates with edge and fold wear, some folds separations and tears, plate 98 torn and lacking lower folding portion, few old paper repairs. Overall, fair.

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