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Auktion: Auction 09.06.1993
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PIOZZI, HESTER LYNCH]. COMENIUS, JOHANN AMOS. Orbis Sensualium Pictus...Visible World: or a Nomenclature, and Pictures, of all the Chief Things that are in the World...translated into English by Charles Hoole...the Twelfth Edition. London: for S. Lea...

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PIOZZI, HESTER LYNCH]. COMENIUS, JOHANN AMOS. Orbis Sensualium Pictus...Visible World: or a Nomenclature, and Pictures, of all the Chief Things that are in the World...translated into English by Charles Hoole...the Twelfth Edition. London: for S. Leacroft 1777. 12mo, early nineteenth-century red straight-grained morocco, covers gilt-panelled, blue watered silk liners, g.e., morocco-backed folding case; extremities slightly rubbed, mostly marginal foxing . Text in Latin and English, numerous white-on-black woodcut vignettes. PRESENTATION COPY FROM HESTER LYNCH PIOZZI to a young friend, her autograph inscription, including eight lines in verse, written lengthwise on front flyleaves: "To George Coventry Esq. aged six Years Streatham Surrey. Whate'er can sooth, whate'er afflict us, You'll find within this Orbis Pictus. Sweet! then accept the Present made, This Portrait of a World display/d: For Learning's End--respect the means, And heedful turn these varying Scenes; Of which your Good the sole Design is, Quite down from Frontispiece to Finis H. L. Piozzi 10: April 1791." Bound in between the flyleaves and the title is an unsigned pencil and pastel drawing of a child playing.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 09.06.1993
Auktionsdatum: 09.06.1993
Adresse: Christie's
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