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    [Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz]. The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz. Being the Observations He Made in His Late Travels From Prussia, etc. London: Printed for Daniel Browne, 1737-1738. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition. Four uniformly bound octavo volumes. xix, 431 pages, index; 472 pages, index; vi, 360 pages, index; 355 pages, index.

    Contemporary leather with twin rules stamped in gilt on the boards and decorative devices and titles stamped in gilt in six compartments between five raised bands on the spine. General light shelf wear especially at the corners, joints and edges of the boards. Spine panels slightly darkened. Contents remarkably bright with light toning relegated to the preliminary and terminal pages. Old bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Very good.

    This is the Baron Pollnitz's travels through Germany, Holland, Flanders, Poland, France and Italy. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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