Large 8vo., , xxxii, 163 pp. [NB: pagination jumps from 144 to 149, with no loss of text, as noted by Cohen de Ricci]. 5 full-page etched and engraved plates and 4 vignettes by Eisen, engraved by Baquoy. A fresh, uncut copy in marbled paper wrappers, preserved in slipcase, with Desmond Flower’s bookplate.
US $702 €572
Cohen de Ricci 1074.
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