Miniature Book News # 61: 1989 June Page: 3
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Number 61 16 Dromara Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63124 June, 1989
The minuteness was such that the types
could not be cast in the ordinary way;
hence Henri Didot (1765-1852) invented
a special apparatus, to which he gave the
name polyamatype, and by means of
which they were cast, a hundred letters at
a time"; Brunet III 847.
Sold For $1,800.
* 156 (Pictorial Bible, German). Dess
Alten (Neuen) Testaments Mittler,
n.p., n.d., (? Switzerland, late
seventeenth-century), 2 vols. 54 x 43mm.
Old Testament bound in contemporary
black morocco, 264 ENGRAVED
PLATES AFTER CHRISTINA AND
MAGDALENA KUESLIN, including
two engraved titles, plates number 1-263
with two plates numbered 14. Christina
and Magdalena Kuslin were sisters active
as illustrators and painters in Switzerland
at the end of the seventeenth century.
Sold For $7,000.
* 157 (TAYLOR, JOHN, the Water
Poet.) Verbum Sempiternum; Salvator
_aV - ..'._ .......;T=sf,
Mundi, London: Jo. Beale for John
Hamman 1614, 2 parts in one, 35 x
30mm., 64mo in sixteens, contemporary
black morocco over pasteboard, worn
with loss, joints cracked, ties lacking,
some soiling to text with slight loss to
fore-margin of title, FIRST EDITION,
ONE OF ONLY TWO COPIES
KNOWN, THE ONLY ONE IN
PRIVATE HANDS; Verbum Sempiternum
lacks A2-3 and E16; Salvator Mundi
lacks two leaves in A, D15 and D16, title
is not printed on recto of Al. The present
copy appears to be a different state from
the copy in Aberdeen University Library.
Sold For $22,000.
* 158 TUER, ANDREW WHITE,
editor. Quads for Authors, Editors and
Devils, London: Field & Tuer; Simpkin;
Hamilton 1884, royal 64mo, 41 x 22mm.,
original vellum gilt, lacks ties, housed in
a special compartment within larger format
version of the same text, square
12mo, vellum gilt, uncut.
Sold For $400.
Marbled endpaper (left) and red morocco doublure gift (right) from inside back cover
of Maximes et Reflections Morales, Paris, 1827.
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Edison, Julian I. Miniature Book News # 61: 1989 June, periodical, 1989; St. Louis, Missouri. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9434/m1/3/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.