Sale: 391 / Rare Books, May 21. 2012 in Hamburg Lot 528

 
Jacques Besson - Il theatro de gl' instrumenti. 1582.

528
Jacques Besson
Il theatro de gl' instrumenti. 1582.
Estimate:
€ 1,200 / $ 1,320
Sold:
€ 1,920 / $ 2.112

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Besson, J., Il theatro de gl'intrumenti & machine. Con una brieve necessaria dichiaration dimostrina, di F. Beroaldo. Mit breiter figürl. Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und 60 ganzseit. Textkupfern sowie zahlr. Holzschnitt-Initialen. Lyon, B. Vincent 1582. Flex. Pgt. d. Zt. Folio. 64 nn. Bll.

Index Aurel. 118.197. - Vgl. Mortimer 56 (and. Ausg.) und Feldhaus, Technik der Vorzeit 83. - Erste italienische Ausgabe von Bessons Theatrum instrumentorium et machinarum . - "An important work, containing a great number of fine large plates, exhibiting various inventions for the suspending of carriages, for fire-engines, for musical instruments (this work not mentioned by Fétis), a new press for impressing colored cloths, etc." (Sotheran 6203). - Wasserrandig, 3 Bll. mit Randeinriß, letztes Bl. hinterlegt. Einbd. fleckig und mit Fehlstellen an Rücken und VDeckel.

First Italian edition. With woodcut title-border, 60 fullpage woodcuts in text and numerous woodcut initials. Contemp. flex. vellum. - Waterstained, 3 leaves with marginal tear, last leaf backed. Binding stained and with defective spots at spine and front board.

528
Jacques Besson
Il theatro de gl' instrumenti. 1582.
Estimate:
€ 1,200 / $ 1,320
Sold:
€ 1,920 / $ 2.112

(incl. 20% surcharge)