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Wassenberg, Eberhard. Der erneuwerte Teutsche Florus Eberhard Wassenbergs. Mit Animadversionen, Additionen und Correctionen deren in vorigen eingeruckten ungleichen Historien widerum in vilen durch-auss verbessert der Wahrheit restituirt, und bis Anno 1647 continuirt. Amsterdam: Ludwig Elzevier, 1647. 16mo (14 cm, 5.5"). Engr. t.-p., , 729, [3 (index)] pp. (pp. 525/26 lacking); illus. $350.00
Uncommon Elzevier edition of a bestselling early 17th–century account of contemporary political and military events, later mined extensively by von Grimmelshausen for his novels. The work was originally published in Latin in 1635 (39?) as Florus Germanicus; this is => the first Elzevir printing, expanded and corrected from the first German edition of 1643. The text is printed in minute black letter and => illustrated with over 60 full-page engraved portraits (this copy lacking the portrait of Louis de Bourbon).
Evidence of Readership: Front fly-leaf with two sets of annotations in different early inked hands. Title-page with small, neatly inked capital S between vignette and publication line; title-page verso with small, interestingly scripted initials dated 1822.
Provenance: With laid-in printed label preserved from original pastedown, reading "Lipsiae ex Joh. Gottl. Imman. Breitkopfii Bibliotheca" (Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1719–1794, a music printer and publisher known for his self-named fraktur font).
Faber du Faur 1190; Graesse, VI, 423; Willems 1055 (see also "Remarques," 309); VD17 23:242001R. Later marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and publication labels; minimal rubbing to corners, otherwise unworn. Title-page with markings as above, and with signs of now-effaced inscription at foot of verso. One leaf separated; pp. 525/26 (with portrait of Louis de Bourbon) lacking. Intermittent small spots of foxing and staining; lower outer corners (only) of some sections lightly waterstained; last few leaves with small area of worming to outer edges not reaching text or even sidenotes. => A nice little book! (41685) Please RESHELVE This.
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