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Price Realized: $531 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2488 Lot 54
DIDOT, PIERRE. Specimen des Nouveaux Caractères de la Fonderie et de l'Imprimerie de P. Didot, l'aîné.  leaves. 4to, 243x175 mm, original boards, spine darkened, ends chipped, joints partly cracked, cover corners worn; minimal foxing along edges. Front free endpaper inscribed: "De la part de l'auteur." Paris: chez P. Didot, l'aîné, et Jules Didot, fils, 1819
Estimate $400 - 600
First type-specimen book from the new foundry established by Didot. Birrell & Garnett 53; Bigmore & Wyman II, 178.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $531