Frankfurt, 1832. 6 3/4 x 8. 82 leaves printed rectos only. Tipped to front end paper is a fold-out price list dated 1831; printed in black, green, blue, peach, & yellow. Linen spine & stiffened color-printed wraps, two old handmade wrap-around paper spine labels. A little wear and soiling, a bit of foxing, one leaf with a repaired tear. A very good copy in new tray case. Item #9704
An elegant specimen. The covers are printed with a geometric/mosaic pattern in brown, tan and green. Of the 30 pages of decorative material (a few on colored paper and two printed in blue), the last page features six multi-colored mosaic-patterned borders. Twenty-six leaves of Roman & Italic types are set in the opening lines of Cicero's speech to Catiline--"Quousque tandem abutere, Catilina." Frakturs, Egyptians (one page), a half page of Greek, and 4 leaves of Hebrew are also set in text. There are calendar cuts, cartouches, and a great variety of borders. An early use of colored printers' ornaments. Rare. A copy in Amsterdam has 82 ll. + the 2-leaf price list. Newberry has a copy with 81 ll. and another with 105 ll.Harvard has an incomplete copy of 58 ll. Bigmore & Wyman I p. 185.