NICOLAY, Nicolas de
4to: -305- pp. (plates part of the quires, some paginated; title remargined, some (damp)staining).
18th-c. English calf, covers ruled with a blind roll-stamp and gilt fillets with tools in the corners, blind and gilt orn. spine on raised bands with gilt title and date, gilt fillet on the borders, gilt inside dentelle, a.e.g. (rebacked, head repaired, scratches, borders rubbed).
Later edition (1st ed.: Lyon 1567) of this travel account to the Near East by de Nicolay (1517-1583). Ill. with 60 full-page woodcut plates by A. van Londerseel depicting inhabitants of Turkey, Algeria, Libya, Greece, Persia, etc. The illustrations are of particular importance in that they were among the first to represent accurately the costumes of the Near East. Title and plates within woodcut orn. border. Ref. Colas 2201. - Lipperheide 1397z. - BT 2201. - STC Dutch 160. - Not in Adams, Atabey. Prov. Henry B.H. Beaufoy (1786-1851), British parliamentary and collector (bookpl.). - Ms. notes in a margin and on the verso of 2 pl. (one crossed out).
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