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    Duro's Rare Set on the History of the Spanish Armada

    Cesareo Fernandez Duro. Armada Española. Desede la Unión de los Reinos de Castilla y de León. Madrid: Est. Tipográfico (Sucesores de Rivadeneyra), 1895-1903.

    Complete in nine octavo volumes. With numerous full-page black-and-white plates inserted throughout. Indices at the rear of each volume.

    Contemporary full calf with faux mottling, spines ruled in gilt, with black and burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels. Floral paper endpapers. Spines uniformly browned, a few headcaps worn, previous bookshop's invoice from 1946 affixed to front pastedown of Volume I, front free endpaper of Volume I loose but present, some additional rubbing. Text is age-toned. Still, a very good copy of this rare set.

    Comprehensive history of the Spanish Armada from 1476 to 1803. Complete copies of this set are quite scarce; only one copy has been at auction since 1962.

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    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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