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    [Chinese]. [André de Resende]. Exemplorum Memorabilium Cum Ethnicorum, Tum Christianorum È Quibusque Probatissimis Scriptoribus. Parisiis [Paris]: Gulielmum Iulianum, 1575. Two-way fore-edge painting, the front half of leaves with a horizontal painting depicting " The Changing of the Water to Wine at Cana" and the latter half of leaves with a vertical painting depicting " The Offering of the Order of Melchizedek," both rendered in a Chinese-style including the people, clothing, architectural, and botanical elements, artist unknown, circa 1936-1942. Title leaf, [7 leaves, dedication and vocabulary index], 437 leaves, [19 leaves, index]. Illustrated with woodcut vignette to title page and woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Reversed calf, double ruled in black, spine rebacked in brown calf and lettered in gilt with five raised bands. Corners bumped and rubbed with boards showing, moderate edgewear with some losses, spine worn, particularly to raised bands, rubbed and soiled. Endpapers refreshed, unevenly toned, hinges just starting, bookplate to front pastedown of Margaret Catherine O'Rielly, bookseller's description from Dawson's Bookshop (dated 12/1950) pasted to rear free endpaper verso. Internally generally clean and tight, top and bottom edges stained red-brown; title page with three early ink notations, several small chips to edges, and somewhat crudely repaired at gutter, ink notations and ownership to penultimate blank verso, text block toned in margins, minor foxing, dampstaining to the back half of the text block, minor text block edgewear. Very good with bright, well-preserved fore-edge painting.

    (?) Peters (25 March 1721) - Dr. William B. Pettus [circa 1940s] - Dawson's Bookshop [circa late 1940s] - Margaret Catherine O'Rielly (no date) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date).

    Weber, Fore-Edge Paintings, p. 163; Weber, Annotated Dictionary, pages 76-78. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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