Rare Portfolio With Beautiful Early Illustrated LeavesG. M. L. Brown [editor]. Specimens of Woodcuts and Engraving: A Portfolio of Original Leaves Taken From Rare and Notable Illustrated Books. New York: Foliophiles, .
First edition, limited to 120 copies of which this is number 98. 15 printed folders, each containing an original leaf with a woodcut or copper-engraving, set loose in publisher's paper drop-front folding box along with prefatory leaf. Paper label mounted to box front containing title and imprint. Limitation label mounted to verso of lid. A fine set.
Beautiful selection of leaves ranging in date from 1485 to 1697. Examples include the Hortus Sanitatis of Johann von Cube, 1517; Pierre Belon's De Aqatilibus, 1553; and Sebastian Munster's Cosmographia Universalis, 1559.
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