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Frankfurt Book Fair.- H.P. Kraus copy.- Estienne

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Frankfurt Book Fair.- H.P. Kraus copy.- Estienne
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Frankfurt Book Fair.- H.P. Kraus copy.- Estienne (Henri) Francofordiense emporium, sive Francofordienses nundinae, collation: *4, a-i8, k4, woodcut printer's device to title, decorative head-pieces and initials, water-staining and spotting, lightly browned, British Museum duplicate with ink stamps to verso of title (showing through) and foot of verso of final f., modern limp vellum, cloth slip-case, 8vo (170 x 100 mm.), [Geneva], Henri Estienne, 1574.

⁂ First and only edition of the printer's own laudatory account of the Frankfurt Fair based on his experiences selling books there the previous year. It includes descriptions of the merchandise for sale, including horses, weapons, clothing, and household goods. There are many references to food and drink - 'Besides praising the wines of Bacharach, Estienne cites a number of Greek and Roman authors who wrote for and against drunkenness' (Simon). Schreiber assesses it as 'an extremely desirable and rare book, which today seldom comes on the market.'.

Provenance: British Museum duplicate (stamps); H.P.Kraus (bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's New York, 4 April 2003, lot 226).

Literature: Adams S1768; Renouard Estienne, 139:2; Schreiber Estienne, 189; Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchia II, 235.
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Frankfurt Book Fair.- H.P. Kraus copy.- Estienne

Estimate £3,000 - £4,000
Feb 10, 2022
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0011: Frankfurt Book Fair.- H.P. Kraus copy.- Estienne

Sold for £4,500
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Est. £3,000 - £4,000Starting Price £2,400
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Frankfurt Book Fair.- H.P. Kraus copy.- Estienne (Henri) Francofordiense emporium, sive Francofordienses nundinae, collation: *4, a-i8, k4, woodcut printer's device to title, decorative head-pieces and initials, water-staining and spotting, lightly browned, British Museum duplicate with ink stamps to verso of title (showing through) and foot of verso of final f., modern limp vellum, cloth slip-case, 8vo (170 x 100 mm.), [Geneva], Henri Estienne, 1574.

⁂ First and only edition of the printer's own laudatory account of the Frankfurt Fair based on his experiences selling books there the previous year. It includes descriptions of the merchandise for sale, including horses, weapons, clothing, and household goods. There are many references to food and drink - 'Besides praising the wines of Bacharach, Estienne cites a number of Greek and Roman authors who wrote for and against drunkenness' (Simon). Schreiber assesses it as 'an extremely desirable and rare book, which today seldom comes on the market.'.

Provenance: British Museum duplicate (stamps); H.P.Kraus (bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's New York, 4 April 2003, lot 226).

Literature: Adams S1768; Renouard Estienne, 139:2; Schreiber Estienne, 189; Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchia II, 235.

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